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Colonial Dames of America – Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange

The Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange for the Chapter XIII Colonial Dames of America recently took place at Indian Hills Country Club. Guests enjoyed delicious fare and a fun afternoon of conversation. Also featured in the February 4th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Chapter XIII Colonial Dames of America Liz Crape, Fran Pattarini, chapter […]

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We’ll Take Manhattan The Shawnee Mission Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club took its 54th Annual New York Theatre Tour in October. The group stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and enjoyed a tour of NBC and four Broadway shows. Other activities included sightseeing, shopping and fine dining. Nearly half of the members continued to venture […]

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Kids TLC – United for Kids

The 15th Annual United for Kids Gala was held on October 21st at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests enjoyed a safari-themed evening to help benefit KidsTLC. Linda Rumsey was the chairman, and Christia and Dustin Colquitt and Jeanne and Larry Gates served as the honorary co-chairmen. Also featured in the January 21st issue of […]

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Christmas Candlelight

On December 9th and 10th, local reenactors portrayed the Wornall family and other 19th-century residents of Our Town during the annual Christmas Candlelight event. Proceeds supported the John Wornall House and the Alexander Majors House Museums. Also featured in the January 21st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Emily Sloan Local reenactors portrayed the 18th century […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Annual Tea

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary held its annual Membership Tea on December 7th at the lovely home of Mary Tikwart. Guests enjoyed wonderful fare and great conversation and an inspiring message from Major Sharon Smith. Also featured in the January 21st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Salvation Army Madeline Wrobley and Phyllis Dunn Cynthia […]

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Young Advisory Board for The Children’s Place – Suspenders & Stilettos

Music from Lost Wax filled the Hobbs Building on December 3rd as guests filed through the doors in suspenders, sparkly dresses and high heels at Suspenders & Stilettos. After dining on hors d’oeuvres and sipping a white cranberry cosmo (or two), guests hit the dance floor. The event, hosted by The Young Advisory Board for […]

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The Whole Person – Celebration Awards Luncheon

The Whole Person presented the Celebration Awards Luncheon on August 19th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel. The Luncheon honored Jeff Stockham, Wallgreens; Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Jean Bailey Smith and Assurant Employee Benefits. The Whole Person’s mission is to assist people with disabilities to live independently. Debbie Palermo served as the chairman. Also featured in the […]

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Jewel Ball Party – Deb-A-Go-Go!

Dressed in 60s–style maxi dresses and tie dye, The Jewel Ball debutantes and their escorts had a groovy time at Studio Dan Meiners on June 5th. Guests at Deb-A-Go-Go enjoyed mingling and noshing on fabulous treats from Delish.  Hosts Caitlin Benson, Maggie Dunn, Caroline Farchmin, Maggie Ingram, Ericka Schubert, Sarah Sears, and Caroline Thompson and crew boogied to the […]

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Starkers – Fourth Annual Benefit 

The Fourth Annual Benefit honoring the memory of Cliff Bath was held at Starkers Restaurant on June 2nd.  Cliff was the owner of Starkers for more than 30 years.  The event was a benefit for The Cliff Bath Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Restaurant Hospitality, which is administered through the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation.  Lauren Coleman, Katherine Keeling and […]

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