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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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Heartstrings Community Foundation – Heartstrings in Bloom

The 10th anniversary Heartstrings in Bloom, a dinner, dance and auction, was held on April 30th at Indian Hills Country Club.  The evening featured a silent and Fund-A-Need auctions, the jazz stylings of the Jose Samoya Trio, a delicious dinner, a raffle, and a video chronicling the lives of three Heartstrings employees and their families.  The Key to Independence […]

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KC Club Conversation with Nick Haines

Big doings at the Kansas City Club!  On April 20th, the Club presented a KC Club Conversation with Nick Haines, host of the television show Kansas City Week in Review; and Steve Kraske, a commentator on the show.  The Luncheon was one of a monthly series that provides an opportunity for members and guests to interact with […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Spring Luncheon

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary held its annual Spring Luncheon on May 18th at Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club.  Pat Trammell, Auxiliary member; received the Award of Honor for her dedication and service to others. Also featured in the July 9th issue of The Independent magazine Photo Credit: Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Major Sharon Smith, Salvation Army; Pat Trammell, […]

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