Edgewood Children’s Center celebrated 175 years of service to children and families in the community with a “Kids at Heart” gala at the Chase Park Plaza. Emcee Vickie Newton, KMOV anchor, welcomed the 250 guests who raised more than $55,000 to help further the programs, and the compassionate care and treatment Edgewood provides through therapy, special education, case management and support services.
Anniversary co-chairs were Clark Davis, who announced the Kids at Heart Campaign goal, and Steve Hall. Gala co-chairs were Dave and Holly Gulick, with Mrs. C.C. Johnson Spink as honorary chair. Mark Howald of Ivey-Selkirk conducted the Fund-A-Need auction.
Recipients of the Kids at Heart Awards were Ken Koshi, Stephanie Schnuck Sterkel and Robert and Jane Tschudy for their volunteerism, leadership, fundraising and years of dedication to Edgewood.