This year Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is celebrating two major milestones: the Club’s 60th anniversary of providing local children a safe, stable, fun and education place to go when school is not in session and the 30th anniversary of its major fundraiser.

An Evening of Heart & Hope, presented by The W-K Family of Dealerships.


“It’s a very exciting year with two milestone ‘birthdays.’ We’re ready to bring that birthday bash excitement to the auction,” said Special Events Director Andrea Smith.


The auction promises to be bigger and better than ever, Smith added, with entertainment provided by Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos, tasting stations featuring gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, new games and raffles and more. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight.


“Boys & Girls Club staff and the auction committee have worked very hard the last eight months preparing and we have a few surprises in store for our guests,” Smith said. “We’re especially excited to offer several Kanas City Chiefs-themed packages, including a signed Travis Kelce jersey.”


Other big-ticket items include resort stays, several designer purse packages, family trip experiences, wine tastings, gourmet dinners, Kansas City Royals items and more.


“An Evening of Heart & Hope is going to be a great evening filled with fun, laughter and music – all for a great cause,” Smith said. “We hope you’ll join us and celebrate.”


An Evening of Heart & Hope, presented by The W-K Family of Dealerships is on February 15 at the Missouri Ag Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. and entertainment will begin around 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase at or by calling the Club at (660) 826-8331.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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