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Community LINC – The 2019 Rent Party

Joanne and John Bluford, Peggy and Terry Dunn, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Jeanette and Kevin Prenger, and Aviva Ajmera and Wayne Strickland served as honorary co-chairmen of The Rent Party. The October 5th event was held at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall. Proceeds support Community LINC, which aims to end family homelessness for this generation and the next.

Honorary Co-chairmen Wayne Strickland and Aviva Ajmera, Hank and Karen Herrmann, Terry and Peggy Dunn, Joanne Bluford, and Jeanette and Kevin Prenger (out of camera range) John Bluford


Hometown Hero Award Honoree Leo Morton


Teddy Hernandez, Aviva Ajmera, Dr. Michelle Robin, Crystal Jenkins, Neelima Parasker, and Cindy Reynolds


Jeni Abel, Precious Stargell Cushman, Community LINC; and Co-chairman Greg Porter

Additional photos featured in the November 23, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography


Children’s Mercy – Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The 2019 Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held on October 7th. More than 240 golfers played at Blue Hills Country Club or Nicklaus Golf Club. Afterward,…

Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity

SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an…

BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello,…

Sheffield Place – Off The Wall

Off The Wall, an evening of dinner, drinks, and local art, was held on October 12th at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary…