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Jewel Ball Party – Gourmet Cuisine

June 5th was the date for a Jewel Ball Cooking Party. Grace Crowe and Mary Crowe and their families hosted the event at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. The debs enjoyed a delicious dinner and learned how to prepare a chocolate souffle for dessert.  Also featured in the July 27th issue of The Independent […]

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Harvesters – Chef’s Classic

Chef’s Classic took place on June 23rd at The American Restaurant and featured chefs from Our Town and throughout America. The gourmet gala benefits Harvesters, providing 250,000 meals for those in need.  Also featured in the July 27th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: James Maidhof Lois and Steve Ruprecht Steve Robbins, Ann Willoughby and […]

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Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament & Party

Kansas Citians will be laughing their #@*% off the weekend of July 19th and 20th when Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis come back to Our Town for the Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament & Party. The weekend will benefit Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics and will feature a Celebrity Wiffle Ball Tournament, a […]

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Spofford – Trivia Night

Spofford recently hosted its first annual Trivia Night. More than 150 guests on 18 teams duked it out to be trivia champs for children with categories in pop culture, movies, one hit wonders, and more. The evening also featured an ’80s theme, silent auction, raffle, games, and delicious fare. Proceeds support Spofford’s mission to provide […]

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The Kansas City Art Institute – 2013 Art and Design Auction

June 1st was the date for The Kansas City Art Institute’s 2013 Art and Design Auction. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, and a performance by dancers from the Kansas City Ballet. Three silent auctions unfolded in the Dodge Building and a live auction took place on the patio of the […]

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The University of Kansas Hospital – Hall of Fame

June 5th was the date for The University of Kansas Hospital’s third annual Hall of Fame at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Former Kansas Governor Bill Graves received the Legacy Award and Mary and Dr. William Reed and Deanna and Greg Graves were honored with the Catalyst Awards. Lockton Companies and Standard Beverage […]

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The Kansas City Club – Kansas City Conversations

Kansas City Conversations was held on May 29th at The Kansas City Club. John McDonald, founder and president of Boulevard Brewing Company; was the featured speaker. Also featured in the July 13th issue of The Independent Jon McGraw, president; John McDonald, featured speaker; and Dave Wimberly, The Kansas City Club   

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Jewel Ball – Debutante Tea

The Jewel Ball Debutante Tea was held on June 2nd at The Kansas City Country Club. Jill Hall was the Tea chairman.  Also featured in the July 13th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Mary S. Watkins Jill Hall, Tea chairman; and Margi Pence, Ball chairman Ellen Darling, Jewel Ball vice chairman; Janet Russell, honorary […]

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WIN for KC – Camp WIN

Campers at WIN for KC’s Camp WIN enjoyed learning 14 new sports and fitness activities from June 3rd through 6th at St. Teresa’s Academy. Camp WIN offers a fun, safe and encouraging environment to empower young girls in Our Town.  Also featured in the July 13th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: WIN for KC […]

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