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KidsTLC – Benefit18 “Transformation”

KidsTLC ’s Benefit18, “Transformation,” was held on October 20th at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Partygoers enjoyed delicious fare, handcrafted cocktails from J. Rieger and Company, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Lucy and Andy Rieger served as the chairmen, and members of the Ives Family were the honorary co-chairmen.

Greg and Nancy Koons with Emily and Atlee Gafford



Graham Brown, Charlie Lasher, Maggie Snipes, and James Campbell


Andy and Lucy Rieger, chairmen


Lissa and Lance Melber with Lynn Porter


Donna and Nick Calvert with Tom and Donna Mertz


Rhonda and Greg Harrelson


Alex Wilson, Maddie Kupchin, Luke Driskell, and Kaileigh Kupchin


(Front row) Tommy Bickimer, Julie Bickimer, Mary Bickimer, and Carmen Bickimer (back row) Mike Bickimer, Tom Bickimer, Jenny Bickimer, and John Bickimer


Shannon Wickliffe, KidsTLC; and Stephanie Wickliffe

Also featured in the December 15, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Kit Doyle and Brian Rice


The Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

The Symphony League’s Holiday Luncheon was held on December 12th at Grand Street Cafe on the Country Club Plaza. Symphony Ball Chairman Laurie Burgess and Honorary Chairmen Mary and John…

Johnson County Community College Foundation – Some Enchanted Evening

Christi and Jon Stewart served as the chairmen of the 32nd annual Some Enchanted Evening, a benefit for the Johnson County Community College Foundation. Doctors Mary and David Zamierowski were…

The Folly Theater – Folly Frolic

Ashley and Ramin Cherafat were the honorary chairmen, and Sara E. Welch and Steve Paddock served as the co-chairmen for The Folly Theater’s Folly Frolic, “Celebrating the Renewal of an…

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 45th annual Snow Ball

Fran and Neil Douthat are serving as presidents of the 45th annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The January 19th event will be held at…