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

Guests had the opportunity to view the construction of LongHouse, the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ new visitor center when the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park hosted Stems: A Garden Soirée at the Arboretum on June 25th. Everyone enjoyed sampling wines (in signature hand-painted wineglasses!) and delicious fare from local restaurants. The popular gathering was first held in 2008, and proceeds since then have assisted the Foundation in funding public art projects and the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, in addition to the Arboretum. 

Susan and Grant Mong, Philip Bailey, Kathy Denis, Rusty Owings, and Jill Grotzinger


Mayor Curt and Amy Skoog with Jenny and Scott Ling


Leslie and Jeff Blanchat, Pat Blanchat, and LaVon and Mike Klover


Kathy and Dave Switzer


Donald McDonald, Jackie Soric, Linda and DeWayne Bridges, and Wendy and Ken McGowan


Mary Jane and Tony Rupp


Debbie Webber, Susan Ali, and Keith Webber


Alex Harling, Jessica Bishop, Haley McMullen, Sindura Marella, Vicki Kolb, and Maggie Rudzik, volunteers

Featured in the August 20, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Bob Brents and Arts & Recreation Foundation




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