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Kansas City Young Audiences – Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Kansas City Young Audiences toasted the patrons of the upcoming Benefit Concert for Arts Education featuring Audra McDonald at the beautiful home of Lynne and Mark O’Connell on October 17th. Guests celebrated the presentation of the Trudy Award to Allan Gray for his outstanding work in the arts. Julie and Mike Kirk and Debby and […]

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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Celebrating a Century of Service Luncheon

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, celebrated 100 years of service in Our Town at its Celebrating a Century of Service Luncheon on September 20th. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom at Bartle Hall and Lisa Schubert Hickok, Rachel Sexton and Betsy Ballard served as the co-chairmen. Hoda Kotb, correspondent for Dateline […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy Auction -You’re a Shining Star

St. Teresa’s Academy Auction, “You’re a Shining Star,”  will swing into town on November 23rd. Alumnae and friends enjoyed recent events at the beautiful homes of Julie and John Strickland and Julie and Steve Zanone to gather gifts for the 2013 Auction. Lynn and Jay Reardon, Lena and Joe Runyan and Amy and Jim Sullivan are […]

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CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties – Hops & Barley Ball

The Hops & Barley Ball, a benefit for CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties, was held on September 27th. Guests enjoyed a creative menu of comfort foods, the Dark Horse Distillery’s signature liquors, dancing, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will help train volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children served […]

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New Belgium Beer Tasting

On September 12th, both people and pets had a tail waggin’ good time at the New Belgium Beer Tasting at Rimann Liquors. Proceeds benefited Wayside Waifs, Our Town’s largest and most comprehensive no-kill pet adoption campus. Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent  Cecil Lam, Michelle Kovacs, Dianne Siegel, Ellen Hanson posed […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – 2013 Chiefs Charity Game

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City was chosen as the 2013 Chiefs Charity Game beneficiary. The Game was held on August 16th against the San Francisco 49ers and raised more than $500,000. Jeanette Prenger and Dave Ebbrecht were the honorary co-chairmen, and Paul Kushnir served as the chairman.  Also featured in the November […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude

September 30th was the date for Prelude, an annual benefit to celebrate the 49th season of the Harriman-Jewell Series, at Indian Hills Country Club. Maureen and Richard Durwood were the honorary chairmen, and Pati Chasnoff, Merry Prostic and Susan Spaulding served as the co-chairmen. Guests enjoyed a performance by special guest artist, baritone Daniel Belcher, […]

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The Lyric Opera Circle

The Lyric Opera Circle welcomed five new members recently with a dinner at Brio Tuscan Grille. Members enjoyed conversation and delicious food and spirits.  Also featured in the November 2nd issue of The Independent Abby McCaffree, membership co-chairman; Amy Graham and Felicia Bondi Felicia Bondi, Amy Graham and Elaine Mann Francie Mayer, Abby McCaffree, Christine […]

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Powell Gardens – Fifth annual Under a Harvest Moon

September 22nd was the date for Powell Gardens’ fifth annual Under a Harvest Moon, “A Farm to Table Dinner.” Lory and Kevin Childress served as chairmen of the event which will benefit the youth education programs at Powell Gardens. Chef Alex Pope, Local Pig and Pigwich; prepared a multi-course feast for guests.  Also featured in […]

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