Event Extras

The Kansas City Young Matrons – Welcome Home Open House

April 24th was the date for The Kansas City Young Matrons’ Welcome Home Open House to commemorate the relocation and renovation of their club house at 5211 Cherry Street. Bonne Illig and Sue Lund served as co-chairmen of the event that featured hors d’oeuvres from Pierpont’s, tours of the new home and a video that featured all aspects of the move. KCYM is celebrating its 100th year of service in Our Town.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Match Appreciation Banquet

More than 900 guests attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Match Appreciation Banquet on April 24th at Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Guests enjoyed pre-show entertainment, dinner and an awards ceremony. 

Big Couple Brynn and Chris Ferraro flanked Little Sister Arianna. 

Big Brother of the Year Honoree Spencer Gentry and Little Brother Leeland

Best-selling author Liz Murray was the keynote speaker.

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Hope House – Margarita Ball

Rachel Sexton and Brian King and Tiffany Goddard Snyder and Dr. Lance Snyder were the co-chairmen of the Margarita Ball, a benefit for Hope House, on April 29th at Club 1000. Partygoers enjoyed margaritas, a heads or tails raffle, delicious fare, and dancing to the tunes of The Patrick Lentz Band. Carolyn Long served as the emcee.

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Midwest Innocence Project – Faces of Innocence

April 19th was the date for Faces of Innocence at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Jarrett Adams, who was exonerated after 10 years in prison, was the keynote speaker.  Proceeds support the Midwest Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to the investigation, litigation and exoneration of the wrongfully convicted in five states.

Exoneree and Emcee Brian Banks addressed the sold-out crowd.

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