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2022 Summer Celebrations

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

Stella and Theo Dreyer enjoyed a summer dinner.


David and Margot Fair at Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado


Genevieve, Annabelle, and Eloise Fink


Shannon Hilding cuddled Chris Miller’s dog, Eleanor, during Bring Your Dog to Work Day at The Miller Group.


Blue Hills Country Club Seniors Ben Randall, Zach Giangreco, Cate Von Hoecke, Kiki Welsh, Grace Townsend, and Sophia Totta dressed up for the “Grease” theme for swim championships. (Photo Credit: Chrissy Wichman)


Henley Ganz, Ainsley Hellen, Stella Fredrickson, Sylvie Erdmann, Julia Searle, and Vivienne Lisson had a fun summer on the swim team at Homestead Country Club.


Kansas City Country Club’s Get Out and Play event was lots of fun! Enjoying some great tennis were: (Front row) Kate Schoenfeld, Megan Himmelstein, Fletcher Mihalovich, Peter Thompson, Weston Harris, Bodie Bennish, Kuehnle Kress, Katherine Remak, Merrill Kress, and Caroline Hills (back row) Caroline Thiessen, Helen Jones, Jack Grant, Connor Sifers, Reed Howard, Stuart Boulware, Trey Pendleton, John Boulware, Luke Howard, Wyatt Grant, Johnny Hills, Harper Pendleton, Carson Kress, Tate Smith, Jack Fadler, Patrick Gray, Emerson Pendleton, Katie Wolbach, and Mary Kate Ruan


CCSAKC Swim Coaches Alex Kerr, Katie Aliber, Lawder Desantis, Charlie Moseley, and Will Grant participated in the coaches relay during the swim championship finals, which were held at The Kansas City Country Club.


Gayle and Rick Boyd were flanked by Brian Quinn and James Murrary at Big Slick.


(Front row) Lila Kimmel, Georgia Boyd, Andi Prendiville, Ingrid Blacketer, and Audrey Coppinger (back row) Grant Kimmel, Sawyer Chapman, Hudson Weaver, Grant Siebert, Luke Sinatra, Hudson Lucas, and Michael Brandmeyer


Hampton Boyd and Graham Delzer


Kylie David and Chelan David attended the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.


Neah, Chelan, and Kylie David at the Wells Overlook in Lawrence, Kansas


Trevor Gantt


Jennifer Bass, Cathy Cisetti, Lexie Clark, Amanda Braun, Ash Parulekar, Amber Hackett Crosby, Bayli Martin, and Sarah Granath at Band of Angels’ Art That Blows event


Avaleigh and Dalton Midget


Avaleigh Midget


Graham Sansale, age three, practiced his swimming.


Emma Blasi and Sloane Sansale at Mission Hills Country Club’s Memorial Day Carnival


(Front row) Henry Dremman, Rowan Silvey, Ben Marts, and Owen Dold (back row) Andrew Monnig and Tommy Lynn at Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Naish.


Colton Beaver and Rowan Silvey played in a baseball tournament.


Dianne Siegel with Millie at Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball


War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…