"Love and Laughter" Filled the Air!

On Saturday, April 28, a bright sunny day lifted the spirits of many while sounds of Love and Laughter permeated the spacious cavities of the dramatic Atrium at Edward Jones in Des Peres. Nearly 400 guests were being entertained, inspired and educated at this, the 13th annual Authors Brunch hosted by Assistance League of St. Louis. The spotlighted speakers, Kevin Killeen, a local author, journalist and KMOX personality and Amy Dickinson, a famed newspaper columnist and author, kept guests captivated by tales of woe and tales of laughter.


Suzanne Pratl, President of Assistance League, introduced Cathy Inkley, chairman of this year’s Authors Brunch, and Maureen Swingle, vice chairman, as the guests were treated to a scrumptious brunch. Twenty-two ‘opportunity’ baskets were on view and available for guests to take a chance on before the brunch. Guests enjoyed meeting the authors before and after brunch and had the opportunity to purchase the books that the authors personally signed.

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