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A Letter from the Editor Hope and All That Jazz!

A jazzy night of dinner, dancing and bidding to benefit Hope House.

It was bikes galore at the home of Christy and Bill Gautreaux.

A food and wine extravaganza to benefit the American Heart Association.

Alvin Brooks responds to our questions.

11 Fifth Annual Bike MS

14 Festival of Wine & Food 17 by invitation Responses 18 Seen at the Scene A potpourri of events. 21 Art Unleashed

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Art enthusiasts attended Art Unleashed to support the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

The Fifth Annual “Hospice Hop” went Hollywood this year.

Partygoers donned their favorite team’s jerseys to benefit the Red Cross.

It was an unforgettable evening under the stars at the Kansas Speedway.

Beauty in Flight, a festive fashion show, took place at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Shopping, bidding and mingling created a fun night at Webster House for MOCSA.

A tribute to the past

22 Hospice Hop

26 Live United Gathering The 2008 United Way campaign was kicked off in style! 28 Pep Rally 30 Jeffrey Hanson Art with a Heart. 32 Treads & Threads

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36 Rose Brooks

38 Young at Art

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42 Time Gone by

Cover Photo Annette Weiner and Joni Weiner at Hospice Hop

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Letter from the Editor party time of the year, and as I flipped through the proofs of this October issue

contemplating what to write about, I noticed a lot of people were “dressed up” at some of these fundraising parties. Kansas Citians really got into the spirit and theme of these events to support what’s near and dear to them, and it was not even Halloween. It was to give.

For example, check out page 28. Party

guests donned their favorite team’s jersey at this Pep Rally to benefit the Red Cross, and the hundreds of guests at Treads & Threads wore their most creative black tie to raise money for The University of Kansas Hospital’s Radiation Oncology program. Hospice Hop party guests played the roles of their favorite celebrities. Take a look at page 23. That’s Dr. Christian Sinclair, Medical Director of Kansas City Hospice, dressed as Frankenstein.

Take note of our “time gone by” picture and how the Ararat Shrine

paraded through the streets of Kansas City in 1953.

And to think on October 31st as children dress up as their favorite charac-

ters, knock on our doors yelling “Trick or Treat” what are we going to do?… give!

photo by Jaffe Studio and Gallery, www.haljaffe.com

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alloween happens to be my favorite

Volume I

Number III

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Hope

& all that

Kelli and Brian Stallman

Cherene and Mike Spiegel

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Story by Lesley Colvett

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special evening of dinner, dancing and bidding took place at the Marriott Hotel to celebrate Hope House and 25 years of hope. The blacktie fundraiser featured wonderful music, an elegant atmosphere, and unbelievable auction items. Co-chairs of this festive affair were Jeanette and Kevin Prenger and Rachel and Eric Baumgartner. Lisa and Kevin Freeman

Charlotte and Gene Sands

Cloene Davis with Eric and Rachel Baumgartner

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Gilma and Michael Brown

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Kristin Holmes and Andrea Garcia

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Chad and Ann Leabo

Margie and Hugh Ryan

John and Mary Adams Deanne and Pascal Spehar

Linda and Dave Lerner

Lee Marlin and Gretchen Hicks

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Gary and Kelly Hooker

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Diane Marty and Libby Connor


Sarah and Larry Vickers

Nancy and Rich DuVall

Jim and Kelly Morgan

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Stephanie and Dennis Block Judy and Mike Deggendorf

Connie Covell and Mike Theobald

Debra Jenkins and Dedra Raglon

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Amanda Root and Eric Nunn

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5th Annual Bike MS

Charity Ball

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Story by Lesley Colvett

Ginny and Frank Kidd

Willie Latimer and Randy Sommerfeidt

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John and Missy Kotre

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by invitation Kansas City • MS Charity Ball

he beautiful home of Christy and Bill Gautreaux provided the perfect place for the 5th annual MS Society Charity Ball for Bike MS benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It was bikes galore as a slew of bike-themed decorations set the tone for the evening, reminding guests of Bike MS that took place September 6th and 7th. Bill Gautreaux has participated in the MS bike ride for eight years, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for this cause. According to Nicole Long, Marketing & Communications Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the City Council recently proclaimed September 6, the first day of the 25th anniversary ride, as Bike MS Day in Kansas City.


Walker and Jenny Woods Muguie and John Powell

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Christy and Bill Gautreaux

Gerald and Kathy Thompson

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Mark and Penny Eaton

Peet Crissey and Debbie Hagen

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Emily and Stanley Ross


Jan and Bob Peterson

Carrie Coogan and Jeff McDanial

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Jason and Kathleen Dalen

Tim Wilson and Winnie Dunn

Jay and Kristi Jackson

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Festival of Wine & Food 13th Anniversary

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Story by Lesley Colvett

Maker Dinner held Friday, August 15th kicked off the weekend of events, and a series of tastings and auctions continued the next day. Local restaurants provided the delicious fare and some of the world’s greatest vineyards offered their selections of fine wines for this wonderful event.

Michelle and Layne Carder

Mason and Tara Morasch

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ansas Citians enjoyed a weekend of wine and good dining to benefit the American Heart Association as the Festival of Wine & Food took place at the Overland Park Convention Center. The celebration marked the 13th anniversary of this American Heart Association event in Kansas City. A Wine

Kelli and Kevin Kaufman

Lisa and Roger Summers

Teresa Mange, Roseann Mandacina and Lorraine Guadagnano

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Mike and Kathi Stang


Stacey and Rick Homuth

Aaron and Connie Zack

Lewis Diuguid and Teresa Stohs

Mark and Ginni Steele

Beth and John Manley

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Shelly Kelley and Steve Lambie

Scott and Sandra King

Mellanie and Darrin Blackmore

Shawn and Paul Kovacik

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Laurinda Marks and Byron Houswort

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Sherry Joseph and Michelle Sprecker

Cheryl Franklin and Kaire Beason

Adam Dworkis, Rebecca Treadway and Brian Finegold

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Dave, Monica and Dan Strubel

Shirley Ingham, Sheryl Burggraf and Mark Davis

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Alvin Brooks

Last book read: “The Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama Favorite movie: "Heat of the Night" (They Call Me Mr. Tibbs) Favorite restaurant: Peach Tree Favorite vacation spot: Washington D. C. Personal hero: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Favorite motto: "We are all made in the likeness and image of God” Hobbies: Jogging, reading several books at the same time Where you like to take out-of-town guests: Cultural Events Do you have any collections: Collecting pennies where I find them, placing them in a book, with date, and place found. Favorite sport: Softball and volleyball Favorite sport to watch: Football Favorite charity: My Church and Niles Home for Children Favorite ice cream: Neopolitan Favorite actor/actress: Denzel Washington and Halle Berry

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Seen at the Scene! “Ye Olde Media Legends of Kansas City”

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ansas City Media Icon Walt Bodine celebrated a big birthday late this summer, and to mark the occasion members of the Ye Olde Media Legends of Kansas City enjoyed a luncheon at the Golden Ox Steak House. The celebration took place in the Hoof and Horn Room. A graduate of Westport High School, Bodine developed a “nose for news” and pursued his passion to become one of the area’s first TV newsmen and a pioneer in talk radio. In addition to hosting the Walt Bodine Show in KCUR-FM for more than a quarter of a century, Walt has written several books and has received numerous awards. Walt has been in broadcasting for more than 60 years. Happy 88th birthday Walt Bodine!

Walt Bodine and Pat Paton

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

"Dream Home Drawing"

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ansas Citians helped raise more than $766,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as they bought tickets to try to win this year’s St. Jude Dream Home. The drawing took place August 23 at KCTV studio. The newly-built, $500,000-valued home in the Pine Grove neighborhood of Kansas City was built by Dub Giltner of Giltner and Sons, L.L.C. with support from various local suppliers and housing subcontractors. Hopefuls tuned in as St. Jude patient Jake Louis drew the winning ticket was drawn during the KCTV live special broadcast of the event. The winnings continued as Jake drew the winners of 19 other prizes, including everything from a 14kt gold diamond earrings to a vacation package. 18

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"We’re really proud of the success of the 4th Annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Kansas City," said Dr. Chuck Eddy the St Jude Dream Home Chairman. "We are very appreciative of KCTV 5/KSMO-TV, KFKF 94.1, Giltner and Sons, L.L.C. and Pine Grove Subdivision, volunteers, local businesses, and local residents whose generous support made this event possible.” The St. Jude Dream Home sold over 7,600 tickets and over $766,000 was received for research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has treated more than 20,000 young cancer patients at no cost to their families. Also at the drawing were Anita and Fred Harris. Fred is a national board member of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dub and Bridget Giltner and Rhonda and Charles Pursell

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Story by Lesley Colvett and photos by Fred Harris

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rt enthusiasts attended this year’s Art Unleashed at the Uptown Theater to support the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. The display of artwork was truly unique and featured original, pet-themed pieces created by some of Kansas City’s very best artists.

Sandi Doyle with Ashley and Brent Miller

Ann Nixon, Debra Hild and Susan Marshall

Janice Mackay, Melissa Salazar, Linda Gates and Michelle Ford

Cheryl Hughes and Jan Kauffman

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Brian and Angela Boots

Chen, Sophie and Stacey Hsu

Richelle and Michael Turner

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HOSPICE HOP

Goes To The Movies Story by Lesley Colvett and photos by Fred Harris

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served during the cocktail hour and silent auction reception. The elaborately decorated ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center certainly made everyone feel like a star.

Linda Mallow and Madeline Keane

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undreds of Kansas Citians attended the Fifth Annual “Hospice Hop” to benefit Kansas City Hospice House. Partygoers dressed up as their favorite celebrity, or came as they were, to reflect the party’s Hollywood theme. “Hopcorn” was

Annette and Joni Weiner

Jean and Bob Sloan with Roberta Dierks

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Jami Baron, Alissa Pollack and Andrea Zecy


Sam and Andrea Somerhalder

Bill and Marty Porter with Rita and Moe Kancel

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Kelly and Christian Sinclair

Bridget Pereira and Kelly Peddicrod

Michele and David Sublette

Amy and Kevin Kentfield

David Gale, Lynn and Ike Parsons with Gina Kaiser

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Alan and Marilyn Bitterman

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Allan and Lisa Robinson

Frank and Sondra Friedman

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Josh Ditmore, Kim Overstreet and Alan Woolever

Dan Kaufman and Michelle Stark Kaufman

Danielle Foster and James Stewart

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Stephen Small, Shirley Rose and Robbie Small

Laura Ewbank, Ruby Lane, Kim and Scott Brown

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Jim Mooney and Christa Cavanaugh

Marilyn and Roger Borel


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LIVE UNITED GATHERING AT

Shark Bar Story by Lesley Colvett

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Guests speakers included Jeff Provost, Martin Mini and Roxanne Elliott. With 750 members, YLS is a United Way program for individuals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who give $1200 or more to the United Way. Members receive unique social, service and educational opportunities.

Patrick and Krista Allen with Parker Hills

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embers of the United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) in Kansas City enjoyed an evening of food and fellowship to kick off the 2008 United Way campaign in style! The social affair, which was well attended by YLS members and their guests, took place at Shark Bar located in the Power and Light District.

Susan Bernstein and Peter deSilva

Lezlie Doyle, Ann Poehler, Su Rablin and Cindy Atkins

Katie and Matt Fitzgerald, David Hunt and Pat Dunn

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Michael Goslinga and Erin Pias

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Jim and Bess Covert

Julie Brophy and Kelly Barth


Megan Sumners and Michelle Hubbard

Frank and Aubry Rydzewski with Justin Franklin

Amanda Denning, Brandee and Randy Stephens with Kristy Hanny

Kerrie Tyndall and Heidi Downer

Brian Clark and Brian Kimzey

Brent Stewart and Leslie Strube

Andre Logan and Ryan Keller

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Brian Bacon and Kelly Masten

Bethany Asbell and Emily Reilly

Chris Campbell and Beth Burkes

Brady Auch and Shaun Quigley

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Cecilia Davis-Fletchall and Mike Gillaspie

Stephanie Puddy and Cary Montgomery

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he Kansas City Red Cross Chapter recently hosted a Football Pep Rally at the Grand Falloon on the Country Club Plaza. To fully enjoy the pep-rally themed party, guests donned their favorite sports team. Everywhere from Penn State to the Kansas City Chiefs were represented! This event raised money for flood relief that the Red Cross has been so very involved in.

Bonnie Green and John Martellaro

Ben Gaeth and Lzzie Beck

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Denise McCleary and Anne Laugen

Tyler Kirby, Ed Buddy, Jerry Share and BJ Supple

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Emily Guse and Dan Cotton

Alicia and Paul Schonbacher with Jennifer Hertig


Paul Dulac and Shawn Kovacik

John Dorty

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Nicky Stanke and Brian Fitzpatrick

Laurie and Dick Moone

Thrilla, RC and Mike

Claudria Scanlon and Joe D'Alesio

Michelle and Channing Wolfe

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Jeffrey Hanson Art with a Heart Story by Lesley Colvett

chemotherapy treatment in 2005- others.” And that is exactly how Jef2006. frey’s philanthropic mission all began. Jeff started painting abstract During the summer of 2006, Jeffrey and art note cards in the Julie, who is known for spring of 2006, when her delicious cakes he was 12 years and breads, started old. It was a hobby and a lemonade stand rtist. Philanthropist. Student. pastime for him, since his together called “JefEntreprenuer. Teenager. visual impairment preventfrey’s Bistro” on their These are just a few of the ed him from doing the driveway in Overhats Jeffrey Hanson of Overusual “kid stuff,” like skate land Park. Along with land Park wears each day. Not boarding, bicycling, basethe lemonade and only is Jeffrey’s artwork unique, but ball, etc. Jeff’s art is totally baked goods, Jeff his story is even more unique. abstract, with bright, bold sold his hand-painted Legally blind from an optic colors. His vision doesn’t note cards and endnerve tumor (which he nick-named permit him to create any ed up raising $15,000 “Clod”) associated with a genetic condiconcrete images. But his for the Children’s tion called Neurofibromatosis, Jeffrey's color combinations are Tumor Foundation. loss of vision demanded radiation and Jeffrey's 2009 Generous explosive! The note cards grew HeArt Calendar Jeffrey is on a to canvases, and the will benefit 12 charities mission and wants collection of artwork to raise thousands of dollars make up the 2009 Generous HeArt for local, national and interCalendar that benefits 12 different national charities through his local, national and international chariunique and beautiful artwork. ties. The charities Jeffrey’s calendar will Oh, and did I mention Jeffrey benefit are: Make-A-Wish Foundation, is almost 15 years old. “HapMedical Missions Foundation, Elton py 15th Jeffrey” on SeptemJohn AIDS Foundation, Children’s Cenber 30! ter for the Visually Impaired, Children’s As Jeffrey’s mother Julie Tumor Foundation, International Myelosays it best, “Jeffrey is taking ma Foundation, Angel Flight, KC Blind lemons and making flavorAll-Stars Foundation, Children’s Mercy ful lemonade.” According Hospitals and Clinics, National Wildlife to Julie, “Jeff's story is about Federation, Harvesters and The Salvagenerosity. Here is a teen tion Army. who, rather than have a Jeffrey’s come a long way since "pity party" about his medihis lemonade stand “Jeffrey’s Bistro.” cal condition, uses his time This December, Jeffrey will be the Jeffrey Hanson creates bold and vivid artwork, Sight for Sore Eyes and talents for the benefit of featured artist at DEAN & DELUCA in

Jeffrey Hanson’s Mission Statement: To create kinder communities, more compassionate nations, and a better world for all.

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Leawood, and his note cards, canvases, and 2009 Generous HeArt Calendar will all be for sale throughout the month. This is just the beginning for Jeffrey. On October 13, 2007, Jeffrey was granted his wish through Make-A-Wish to meet Sir Elton John at the grand opening of the Sprint Center in Kansas City. During that meeting, Jeff handed the singer a $1,000 check for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Sharing the same passion for helping others and making a difference in the world, Sir Elton invited the Hanson family to his concert in Dubai that took place January 2008, and Sir Elton invited Jeff to paint twelve canvases to decorate the Elton John AIDS Foundation HIV/AIDS cluster homes in South Africa. Jeffrey balances his busy life as a freshman at the Kansas State School for the Blind, an artist and a fundraiser for these charities close to his heart with such optimism and determination. "We all have a purpose in this world. Fortunately, Jeff discovered the joy found in the act of giving at such a young age. His hope is that he inspires others to find the joy in being generous, kind and compassionate," said his mother Julie. Another title he can add to his resume is actor. Jeffrey will appear in a Harold Ramis’s Biblical Era Comedy, The Year One, starring Jack Black, which is due out next summer. For more information on Jeffrey and his artwork, visit his website at www.jeffreyowenhanson.com.

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Kansas Speedway Story by Lesley Colvett

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ansas Citians enjoyed an unforgettable evening under the stars at the Kansas Speedway, one of the most exciting NASCAR tracks in the nation, to celebrate the seventh annual Treads & Threads - a benefit for the University of Kansas Hospital. Partygoers dressed in the most creative black-tie attire to partake in the evening’s festivities, which featured energetic performances by country music superstar Trisha Yearwood, and live music by the Emerald City Band from Dallas. Topping it all off, a spectacular fireworks display reflected the

Roxanne and Brian Beach

electrifying vibe of this hot party. In a mere six years, Treads & Threads has raised more than $2.5 million for cancer care at The University of Kansas Hospital. This year’s event raised money for the University of Kansas Hospital’s Radiation Oncology program. Chairmen of the 2008 Treads & Threads included Event Chairs Deanna and Greg Graves, Honorary Chairs Tavia and Clark Hunt, and many Steering Committee Members from throughout the community.

Rick and Dannette Jackson

Jay and Symie Menitove with Larry Moore

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Lisa and Brent Flanders

Robert and Tanya Burdiss

Tim and Karin Williamson

Heidi Downer, Beth Burkes and Angie Jeffries

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Mark and Christine Huettner

Yvette and Leo Morton

Karen and Kevin Brooks

Nancy and Rich DuVall

Lori Gilgus and Stacy McCullough

Michelle Twibell, Beth Derrough, Lori Peterson and Tavia Hunt

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Nancy Robinson and Kelly Starner

Tresia and John Franklin

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Irene and Emil Konrath

Heather and Tom Moser

Macy and Tim Jacobsen

David and Beth Fowler

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John and Lisa Korschot

Linda Nagel and Brenda Knoeber


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Larry and Sherry Duncan

Don and Rachelle Cole

David and Lezlee Price

Samantha and Dan Wheeler

Kevin and Karen Flattery

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Missy and Bill Love

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Story by Lesley Colvett and photos by Fred Harris

Jenny Kincaid, Gwen Dickmann and Cori Gilbert

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eauty in Flight, a fashion show benefiting the Rose Brooks Center, took place August 21st at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. A Patron’s Party kicked off the evening’s festivities and CEO Susan Miller along with President of the Board of Directors Diane Johnson welcomed all to the event. Event co-chairs were Melanie Eymann and Megan Thomas. More than a dozen boutiques participated in the fashion show, offering the latest in this year’s hottest styles. The mission of the Rose Brooks Center is to break the cycle of domestic violence. Rose Brooks has served the Kansas City community for more than 30 years.

Nasi and Michael Zarinkia with Tracy Kelso

Ann Hays, Susie Raskin, Susan Miller and Laura Shultz

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Megan Thomas and Melanie Eymann

Erin Cortin and Will Gregory

Duana Dralus, Linda Frashier, Brabara Freidberg and Susan Berk

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Archie Gobber and Laura McGrew

Nancy and Bill Gilbert

Andrea Rose, Lauren Intrater and Kendall Sahli

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Michelle and Matt Anderson with Dean Macinnis

Ola Truelove and Cheryl Carson

Susie and Lindsey Wilson

Miriam Garvey and Connie Smithwick

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Matt and Emily Baldwin

Nicholas Segura and Tracey Payne

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MOCSA Cocktail Party

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Story by Lesley Colvett and photos by Fred Harris

David Hunt and Jill McGee

Taryn Myers and Landon Boehm

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undreds of Kansas Citians attended the “Young at Art Cocktail Party and Art Auction” benefiting the Children’s Art and Play Therapy Program at MOCSA - Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault. Held at the historical Webster House, the party was an elegant shopping extravaganza. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to purchase some of the beautiful antiques available at Webster House, bid on the fabulous auction items, and drink, eat and mingle with friends. Event chairmen were Tracey Hannah and Beth Phillips.

Susan Thorne, Arlene Smith, Jim and Jill Kanatzar

John and Mary Lynn Garcia with Nancy and Ken Mellard

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Michelle and Peter deSilva with Amy Embry

Julie and Jeremy Rooney

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Cindy and Bill Cole


Jeff Provost and Clyde Wendel

Steve Kawiecki and Michele Brinker

Palle Rilinger, Jeff Provost and Joyce Hayhow

Linda and Bob Pearson

Dawn Parsons, Eric Anielak and Jennifer Phillips

Betsy and Mark Fountain

Paul and Tracy Fogel with Erin and Steve Mos

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Susie Prosser and Andre Davis

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Tracey and Brian Hannah

Janice Kinney, Shelley Gebar, Amy Hunt McAnarey and Mary Kerr

John Egorugwu and Nicole Collier

Marsha and Michael Werning

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Ararat Shrine on Parade Downtown, Kansas City

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