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The Whole Person – Celebration Awards Luncheon

On August 17th, The Whole Person held its second annual Celebration Awards Luncheon to recognize four individuals and businesses working to further the organizations mission. John Hockenberry, award-winning journalist and author, was the keynote speaker. The Whole Person assists people with disabilities to live independently.  Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent Phil Witt, […]

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Community Ball and Cotillion

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties will hold its 62nd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion on December 1st at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The evening will honor 62 high school seniors and six high school juniors who were chosen based on leadership, character and service. Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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The Committee of 100 – Celebratory Luncheon

The Committee of 100, a group formed in support of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, held A Celebratory Luncheon on October 2nd at the museum.  More than 400 guests enjoyed a presentation from Alexa Hampton, noted interior designer; and a beautiful lunch in Kirkwood Hall. Karen Craft and Joan Marsh were the Luncheon chairmen, and Caroline McCallister […]

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BOTAR – Tablescapes

BOTAR’s Tablescapes’ events were held at the American Royal on September 18th and 19th . Kim Aliber and Becky Herring were the co-chairmen. The Preview Party and Luncheon featured more than 40 designers and retailers who created unique tablescapes and a sensational shopping experience. Proceeds benefited the American Royal. Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent  Jennifer Krizek and […]

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The Kansas City Club – Annual Speakeasy Party

The Kansas City Club’s Annual Speakeasy Party was held on August 18th. To celebrate all things 1920, the dress, music, automobiles, games, entertainment, and food and drink transported guests to a bygone era. This year marks the Club’s 130th anniversary, and members and their guests will celebrate on November 17th with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Also featured […]

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The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter – Freedom Isn’t Free Gala

The first annual Freedom Isn’t Free Gala took place on September 22nd at LiveStrong Sporting Park hosted by The Folds of Honor Kansas City Chapter. Major Dan Rooney founded The Folds of Honor Foundation to help ensure that no family is left behind in pursuit of freedom. Kansas City formed the first local affiliate chapter in 2011 […]

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MOCSA – Fall Forum

The Overland Park Marriott was the site for MOCSA’s Fall Forum. Michele Manne Snyder and Vince Sabia were the co-chairmen. Guests watched a powerful segment from MOCSA’s educational video series, “Lockers: A Teen Relationship Series.” A panel of experts discussed sexual violence in Johnson County. Also featured in the November 10th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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JDRF – Walk to Cure Diabetes & 5K

More than 11,000 walkers and runners participated in the JDRF Kansas City Chapter’s 18th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes & 5K on October 6th at the Truman Sports Complex. Mike Kennedy of Q104 and the KCTV-5 morning crew kicked off the day rallying teams before the Walk & 5K. At the finish line, walkers enjoyed treats, live music […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Prelude

On September 24th, the Harriman-Jewell Series celebrated its 48th Season at Prelude. Guests gathered at Indian Hills Country Club and enjoyed a silent auction, elegant dinner and a performance by Itomar Zorman, violin winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Richard Harriman Prelude Arts Award was presented to Roswitha and Ken Schaffer. Linda and Dr. […]

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