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Community LINC – The Rent Party

Katie Dunn Fitzgerald and Matt Fitzgerald, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Christine and Sandy Kemper, and Yvette and Leo Morton were the honorary co-chairmen for The Rent Party, a benefit for Community LINC. The October 2nd event was held at the Sheraton Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Peggy and Terry Dunn were the 2021 Hometown Hero honorees, and Teresa McClain was honored for her 25 years of service to the organization. 

Peggy and Terry Dunn, 2021 Hometown Hero honorees; and Precious Stargell Cushman, Community LINC


Aviva Ajmera and Debby Ballard, co-chairmen; Terry and Peggy Dunn, 2021 Hometown Hero honorees; and Nancy Whitmore, co-chairman (out of camera range) Jean McDonnell, co-chairman


Nancy and Eddie Gilpin, Bob and Anita Strohm, Angela Strohm, Tracy and Eric Ortiz, and Nicole and Tommy Medina


Wilma Collado, Daniel Barber, and Teresa McClain, honoree; with Precious Stargell Cushman, Community LINC; and Greg Porter

Read more from the November 13, 2021 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Brian Turner


BOTAR – Faulkner’s Ranch Party

BOTARs and Escorts enjoyed a delightful fall evening at Faulkner’s Ranch on October 1st. Partygoers enjoyed a sumptuous barbecue dinner, line dancing, square dancing, and bull riding. Bridget and John…

BOTAR – Studio 54 Party

The Lead Bank Rooftop in the Crossroads was converted into Studio 54 for a party hosted by BOTARs Meg Burditt, Anna Harding, Tyler Lockton, Bonnie Longan, Maddie Mann, Claire McCann,…

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – The Gathering

The Gathering is an annual event, now in its ninth year, that benefits Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ program, New Roots for Refugees. October 5th was the date, with Missy…

The Lyric Opera Circle – 2021 Fall Luncheon

The Lyric Opera Circle’s Fall Luncheon was held at The Capital Grille on October 6th. Mary Leonida, Circle president, and Ann Nigro were the co-chairmen. Deborah Sandler Kemper, Lyric Opera…