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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – 2021 Most Wanted Auction

The Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland was the site for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s Most Wanted Auction, which was held on December 11th. This year’s honorees helped to raise $1,247,724 through one-of-a-kind auction packages and more. Partygoers celebrated life-changing friendships at the dynamic evening.

Robert Ratliff, Jennifer Matney, Hannah Kinsey, and Nicole Paddlety


Hartzell Gray, DJ Maxx James, Cade Hudler, Emcee Tanna Guthrie, and Cory Schnabel, honoree


Sharon Reinert, Dave and Jill Watson, and Debbie and Mark McKee


Read more from the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Rob Smith Photography and BBBSKC


First Tee Greater Kansas City – Day For Kids Golf Tournament

For 25 years, Tom Watson’s Day For Kids Golf Tournament has raised funds to ensure that young people have the opportunity to learn to play – and love – golf.…

Awesome Ambitions – Purse-onality 2023

The Gallery Event Space was the site for Awesome Ambitions’ Purse-onality 2023. The festive event featured two fashion shows, a brunch, and entertainment from Eboni Fondren. Awesome Ambitions girls modeled…

BOTAR – 2023 Mothers’ Dessert

Missy Schaffer’s lovely home was the site for the BOTAR Mothers’ Dessert on June 22nd. Excitement was in the air for The BOTAR Ball, which will be held on October…

Summer Celebrations 2023

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