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Darren Prenger

Spotlight on Centurions
Darren Prenger is the director of business development for ECCO Select, an award-winning IT consulting and services firm based in Our Town. Darren is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2014. He participated in the Community Leadership Committee and Sports Task Force last year. Darren is currently serving on the social and retreat committees and as a co-chairman of the Leadership and Civic Engagement Task Force.

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Kansas City Young Matrons

Civic Honoring Day
On October 7th, the Kansas City Young Matrons celebrated Civic Honoring Day at their historic Club House. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and Past Presidents, Silver Members, Life Members, and Honorary Members were honored.

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All We Want for Christmas…

‘Tis the season for giving!
Continuing our tradition of helping the Kansas City community, please consider making a donation to one of the deserving non profits listed below. Donations can be given directly to the non profit or dropped off at The Independent offices. More non-profits’ wishes will be listed in future issues and on our Facebook page @The Independent: Kansas City’s Journal of Society, on Twitter @KCIndependent or on Instagram @theindependentkc.

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American Girl Fashion Show

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties
November 9th was the date for The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ American Girl Fashion Show at Deer Creek Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Kansas Children’s Service League.

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