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Flight Paths And Footwear: Chance meeting on airport jetway sparks lifelong romance

Sometimes a single sartorial decision can bring about life-altering consequences. Brian Keith Gamble could not possibly have known, when he donned his 2015 Crestwood Red Mid Basketball Shoes for the flight home to South Carolina on Christmas morning 2015, that he’d be meeting a dazzling ballet dancer later that day.  And Kansas City Ballet Company […]

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The Kansas City Symphony – Spring Luncheon

The Kansas City Symphony League held its annual Spring Luncheon on May 11th at The River Club. Jenny Erdman and Silvy Brookby were the co-hosts for the event, and Symphony Ball Honorary Chairman Marny Sherman was the special guest.       Featured in the June 25, 2022 issue of The Independent. Photo Credit: Heirloom […]

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The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party officially kicked off the 2022 Jewel Ball season on June 2nd. The festive event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Lauri Jones and Jenny Turner Tuttle served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen. This year’s Debutantes, Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball, and Escorts were introduced to representatives […]

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The Belles of the American Royal – 2022 BOTAR President

The Belles of the American Royal are pleased to announce that Amy Ball Polen will serve as the BOTAR president for 2022. Amy is a BOTAR, class of 1991. In addition to leading several committees, Amy was vice president of public relations in 2006, vice president of The BOTAR Ball in 2012, and vice president […]

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The Folly Theater – Folly Golf Tournament

The Folly Theater’s annual Folly Golf Tournament was held on May 23rd at Oakwood Country Club. Alex Solorio served as the chairman. Golfers enjoyed a bagpipe serenade for the early start and finished with scotch and cigars in the afternoon.         Featured in the June 25, 2022 issue of The Independent. Photo […]

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The Kansas City Country Club – CRA 100th Anniversary

On May 12th, a luncheon was held at The Kansas City Country Club in celebration of the CRA 100th Anniversary. Members of Mercy Auxiliary, the predecessor of the Children’s Relief Association, began donating their time, talents, and funds to Children’s Mercy Hospital in 1922. Doe Loftus served as the CRA 100th Anniversary chairman, and Julie […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 41st Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic

The 41st Annual Ben and Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic benefited the food initiatives of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. More than 160 golfers participated in the event, which was held on May 9th at Lake Quivira Country Club.    Featured in the June 25, 2022 issue of The Independent.

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American Royal – ProRodeo

Guests had three evenings to enjoy the American Royal ProRodeo this May, each with a different theme: Cinco de Mayo, Nurses Day, and Kentucky Derby. The fun commenced with pre-parties featuring food trucks, libations, vendors, and games. Among the PRCA-sanctioned events were bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, and mutton bustin’. […]

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AdventHealth Kansas City Foundation – Charity Pro-Am

Blue Hills Country Club was the site for AdventHealth Kansas City Foundation’s Charity Pro-Am. Each sponsor of the May 16th event received a foursome in the tournament, including play with a Korn Ferry Tour pro golfer competing in the AdventHealth Championship. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Foundation’s unrestricted fund which is used to provide […]

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