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2021 Summer Celebrations

The residents of Our Town love the summer months, and The Independent delights in sharing your special moments. 

Harris, Blair, Foster, and Rhett Jackson at Mission Hills Country Club’s Fourth of July Celebration


Tommie Busch, Abby Lubischer, and Patrick Busch at the Sporting KC versus Austin FC match


Chelan David and Isabel Salgado at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado


Pete and Lyndse Hanes, Steve and Linda Weddell, and Jeff and Kay Hanes at Mission Hills Country Club


Michael and Freddie Blount flanked David Fair and congratulated him on his home run!


Isabella Penke at Homestead Country Club


Neah David and Kylie David at Stockton Lake, Missouri 


Haley Linville, Amber Thompson, Jessica and John Hassler, and Scott Thompson at Mission Hills Country Club’s Summer Solstice Party


(Seated) Francis Uryasz II (standing) Justine and Ryan Richard


Isabel Salgado and Chelan David at the fundraiser for Band of Angels


Graham and Emerson Sansale at Mission Hills Country Club’s Memorial Day Carnival


David Tyrrell, Chris Logan, Jeff King, and David Hellen participated in Homestead Country Club’s Breakfast at Wimbledon event.


Spencer Dean with Louis Dean, age two


Sloane Sansale, Neve Clymer, Rhett Jackson, and Emma Blasi 


(Front row) Mike and Tammi Morgan, Jennifer Stradinger, Jennifer Krizek, and Kent Barnow (back row) Curtis Krizek and Mike Stradinger at Mission Hills Country Club’s Concert on the Course


Coleman Stephens at Homestead Country Club


Margot Fair enjoyed some craft time at Camp Cheley in Estes Park, Colorado.


Kirk Johnston with his niece, Violet Dean 


Elijah Alford tested his skills at Science City with High Aspirations.


Klassie Alcine, Thalia Cherry, and Rita Strickland at Centurions Task Force Day


Erin Gustafson with her daughter, Emery, at the Pre-Competitive Swim Team Final Day at Homestead Country Club.


Jarvis Huff’s first time in the pool with dad, Chris Huff, was a big success!


Taking advantage of the best mode of transportation in the desert was the Sabates family: Nelson, Jr., Spencer, Rachael, Nelson, Sr., and Olivia!


Duke Springs, Mack Davidson, and Ford Springs watched fireworks at Blue Hills Country Club.


Susan Miller spoke at the party that celebrated her retirement from Rose Brooks Center.


Ember Trubin, Justin Amberville, and Elina Katsman volunteered at Tacos & Beer on the Boulevard, a benefit for Family Health Care. 


Lizzie Wombolt with Blue Hills Country Club Head Coach Liddy Stallard


Peter Hodes celebrated the Fourth of July at a neighborhood parade.


Tess Sweeny, Bella Wolbolt, and Kallan Fishwick at Blue Hills Country Club


Cindy Ross, Rachel Ohlhausen and Laura Gilman, all with Jewish Family Services; celebrated at Jewish Family Services’ hybrid re-opening. 
Regina Goodwin and Diane Waters during Employee Appreciation Week at Lakemary


Tate Wichman, Ava Townsend, Gage Sherron, and Maggie Dahir at Blue Hills Country Club


Grace Watkins and Caroline McCaffree, dive coaches; flanked Monty Lyddon, head dive coach at Milburn Country Club. 


Jason and Chrissy Wichman at Blue Hills Country Club


Art and Meljay Krause marked their 80th birthdays by celebrating with 26 family members at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. 


Tyler, Amy, Alex, and Rob Wolf celebrated at Blue Hills Country Club. 


Ale and Emma flanked Harper Anderson at Camp Barnabas.


Jackson Dahir, Ellen Columbo, Megan Turner, and Jake O’Brien at Blue Hills Country Club

Additional photos featured in the September 4, 2021 issue of The Independent


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