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Kansas City Zoo – 29th Annual Jazzoo

Kelly and Ron Lockton were the chairmen of the 29th Annual Jazzoo on June 1st at the Kansas City Zoo. This year’s theme, “Rub Elbows. Touch Fins.,” celebrated the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Stingray Bay. Partygoers dressed in the aquatic theme and animal prints and enjoyed Stingray Stinger specialty cocktails, delectable cuisine from more than 70 local restaurants and live entertainment by The Zeros, Switch, DJ Kirby, and more.

Brian Hoover, Bridget Moen, Kat O’Connor, and Ann Marie Decker


Todd McGuire, Hayley Hanson, board member; and Barb and Randy Wisthoff, Kansas City Zoo


Cole Ahlvers and Emily Gibson


Michael and Sharon Prothe


(Front row) Sandi Wachiowiak, Emilee Petersen and Krysten Morrow (back row) Daniel Juhn, David and Lisa Juhn, Elise Egger, Randy Wachiowiak, Jeff Petersen, Rich Morrow, and Kyle and Lauren Smiddy


Bob and Julie Green with Mandy and Scott Burditt


Kris and Frank Fasano, Nicky and Lew Bunch, Jean Wagner, and Brian and Kathleen Stutz


Layne and Michelle Carder with Jackson and Terri Bonar

Also featured in the August 18, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel and Juanita Bach 


Cornerstones of Care – Chiefs Charity Game

August 9th was the date for the Chiefs Charity Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Christy and Bill Gautreaux were the honorary chairmen, and Kyle Hartman served as the chairman. Cornerstones of…

Kansas City Ballet Guild – The Emerald City Ball

Plans are in full swing for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual gala. Members gathered for an invitation addressing event on August 23rd at the beautiful home of Sunday Siragusa. October…

Summer Celebrations 2018

The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2018 summer, Kansas City-style!  Blue Hills Country Club Kris Townsend and Jill Dahir…

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Distinguished Leaders Speaker Series

Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus of the George Lucas Educational Foundation; was the guest speaker for Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s inaugural Distinguished Leaders Speaker Series event.…