A Mother’s love continues by establishing a scholarship

For more information or to schedule an interview with Dewanna O’Guinn, please contact Vivid Creative Services; Ed Atkins, edatkins2@gmail.com or 816.309.7322

Kansas City, Mo. – On April 23, 2012, Ashton O’Guinn became Kansas City 32nd homicide. Today, his mother, Dewanna O’Guinn still mourns the loss of her son but she is determined to keep his memory alive, “He was a great kid, my oldest of three children, a college student, a loving kid with a big heart and smile. We all still miss him.”

To honor his life, O’Guinn, the Owner of Concierge, a catering, wedding planning and event décor company launched the Ashton L. O’Guinn Scholarship Fund, “Part of the fund’s mission is to assist our youth in their pursuit of a college degree.” The scholarship is funded by donations and the signature event, AO’s Exclusive Red & White Affair, “Through this annual event we celebrate the precious gift of life, inspire peace and unity to a community plagued with violence; as well as, present four outstanding students with scholarship awards.”

Details for Concierge present…AO’s Exclusive Red & White Affair…

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time: 5 p.m. – 10 pm Venue: ArtsTech; 1522 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. 64108 Tickets: http://ao-exclusive3.eventbrite.com

Dewanna states, “I’m a person of great faith; it is the foundation that has sustained my family during our loss and if I can extend this belief of hope to others through our scholarship, I am increasing the blessing...celebrating life, and planting seeds for positive growth.”

About Dewanna O’Guinn •Owner of Concierge, a full-service catering and wedding planning company •Concierge has been named the Official Reception Sponsor for the American Jazz Museum’s 2012 – 13 & 2013 – ‘14 Jammin’ At The Gem Series; as the sponsor, she caters light hor’douves for the VIP Concert goers •She is an appointed Ambassador for the American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance •She is an active member of Mothers in Charge, a community action committee sponsored by the Ad-Hoc Group Against Crime

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