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Wayside Waifs – 32nd Annual Strutt With Your Mutt

September 25th was the date for the 32nd Annual Strutt With Your Mutt. (There was no muttering about the weather – it was a beautiful day!) Proceeds support the rescue and care for the homeless animals at Wayside Waifs.           Featured in the October 29, 2022 issue of The Independent.

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Powell Gardens – Under a Harvest Moon

Under a Harvest Moon, a benefit for Powell Gardens, was held on September 25th. Cindy Judge and Jay Longbottom were the honorary chairs, with Kristopher Dabner serving as the event chair.  Committee members were David Mertz, Anne Riker Powell, Ruthie Rinehart, Susan Spencer, and Emily Uhlmann Fehsenfeld. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a silent auction, live music, […]

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Johnson County Library Foundation – 2022 Library Lets Loose

September 17th was the date for Johnson County Library Foundation’s Library Lets Loose event, which was held at the Central Resource Library in Overland Park. Guests were welcomed by Honorary Hosts Senia and Will Shields and the Shawnee Mission South Jazz Band. Partygoers enjoyed a “Let Loose Juice” signature cocktail, delicious bites from local restaurants, […]

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First Call – 10th annual Celebration Evening

More than 350 guests gathered on September 22nd for First Call’s 10th annual Celebration Evening. Laura and Chris Vernaci served as the event chairs. Chef Gregory Gourdet, guest speaker; shared his story of recovery and hope with Lara Moritz and the audience. Guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction, and a client testimonial. Proceeds support the […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 2022 Fall Luncheon

Indian Hills Country Club was the site for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Fall Luncheon, which was held on September 8th. President Melissa Ford greeted the guests, who were treated to a beautiful preview of the upcoming season by members of the Kansas City Ballet Second Company.       Featured in the October 29, […]

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The Symphony League – Symphony Ball, “Royal Gala – Let’s Have a Ball”

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was the site for The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Royal Gala – Let’s Have a Ball.” Marny and John Sherman were the Ball honorary chairs, and Sue Ann Fagerberg and Ursula Terrasi served as the Ball co-chairs of the September 10th event. The sold-out evening honored Our Town’s […]

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BOTAR – 2022 World Series of Barbecue

On September 30th, BOTARs and escorts of the Class of 2022 gathered with BOTAR members for a delightful time at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue. The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the site for The BOTAR Ball, which was held on October 15th. Amy Polen is this year’s BOTAR […]

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The Symphony Ball “Royal Gala” – Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball “Royal Gala” Benefactors’ Party was held on August 28th at The Capital Grille on the Country Club Plaza. Partygoers enjoyed “home-run” cocktails and culinary delights. The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “Royal Gala,” was held on September 10th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Marny and John Sherman were the Ball […]

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OPES Charitable Foundation – 4th Annual Green Tie Gala

The 4th Annual Green Tie Gala, hosted by the OPES Charitable Foundation, was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on August 20th. Chris Frantze served as the event chair, and Chuck Cuda is the organization’s founder. Dave Frantze was the Green Tie Honored Survivor. The evening’s festivities included a gourmet dinner, a performance by […]

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