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LENEXA, Kan. — If you’re happy when a couple hundred members turn out for your annual meeting, prepare to be jealous.

This year about 2,500 members arrived at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in June for a family-focused event that included arcade games, prizes, fireworks and photos with Sizzle, mascot of the Kansas City T-Bones minor league baseball team.

Of course, if you want to find fault, you might note that attendance was down from 4,000 the previous year, when the annual meeting featured a western theme that included a mechanical bull riding contest. CEO Dennis Pierce managed to stay on long enough to win a pledge from CommunityAmerica employees of more than $38,000 for Junior Achievement.

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