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COMMUNITY & CULTURE 1 2017 Gala SEE AND BE SEEN GRAND CENTER INC. PHOTOS BY PROPHOTOSTL.COM T he Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, one of Grand Center’s longstanding institutions, was the recipient of this year’s Grand Center Gala Award for its role in helping to advance and enhance the arts district over the years. More than 200 people were on hand at The Sheldon for the event, which featured a seated dinner and awards ceremony, followed by a special performance by entertainer Melba Moore. Marsha and Bill Rusnack, and Carol and Tom Voss served as this year’s co-chairs; Joan Quicksilver served as advisory chair. 2 3 1. Bill & Marsha Rusnack, Richard & Kathie Winter, Melba Moore, Michael McMillan, Joan Quicksilver 2. Jason Hall, Phil Hulse, Kevin Morrell, Justin Kern 3. Karin Hagaman, Patrick Rohrkaste, Phoebe & Steve Smith, Sally Miskit SAVVY I SOPHISTICATED I SASSY 63