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The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – Stems: A Garden Soirée

Katie and David Cook were the honorary chairmen for Stems: A Garden Soirée, which was held at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens on June 22nd. While strolling the grounds, guests enjoyed the Whirlwind: Art in Motion exhibition. Proceeds from the event are earmarked for The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, which helps to support Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, in addition to city art installations. Overland Park, Kansas, is enhanced by these cultural and recreational amenities. 

Kent Klepper, Patti Aspenleiter, Sean Bryan, Jill Forrest, Amanda Manke, Krista Ezell, and Jay and Cara Swenson




Brooks and Vicki Lilly


Cara Miller and Renee Keffer


Caroline Morales, Shelby West, Nora Burkitt, Lexi James, and Katarina Fitzpatrick, all with Kansas City Aerial Arts; performed for the guests.


Grant and Susan Mong



Tony and Mary Jane Rupp


Steve and Dena Meuschke, Ryan Brewer, Jennifer Gerlach, and Eric and Jessica Dill
Jill Grotzinger and Rusty Owings

Additional photos featured in the September 1, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credits: Gene Starr and Mark Stuecheli




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