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Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri – Tough Cookies

October 27th was the date for Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri’s Tough Cookies. Joni Wickham and Sly James served as the co-chairs. The event brought individuals together in a community conversation with an hour-long presentation about developing strong, resilient, and confident girls in today’s world. Guests enjoyed listening to a teen panel of Girl Scouts and remarks from Keynote Speaker Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald. A lovely cocktail reception was held afterward. 

Joni Wickham, co-chair; Troy Lillebo, Curt Crespino, and Joy Wheeler, Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri


Jan Frankenberg, Cynthia Ryan, Renny Arensberg, Katie Arensberg, Alexis Donley Brown, Susan Jarrold, and Peg Donley


Madie Waite, Beth Collins, Aaron Fulk, and Allyson Summers


Megan Stephens and Lisa Correu


Co-chairs Sly James and Joni Wickham


Noor Haideri, Marissa Johnson, Emily Nitz, Caroline Place, Alissa Harris, and Ella Swanson


Shanita Bryant, Julie O’Neill, Keli O’Neill Wenzel, and Pat O’Neill

Featured in the November 26, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Alyssa Broadus


Kansas City Young Matrons – Mistletoe Party

Kansas City Young Matrons held its annual Mistletoe Party on December 9th. Members and their guests gathered at Blue Hills Country Club and enjoyed a festive evening filled with fellowship…

Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas – 72nd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion

Gina Brozenic, Lindsey Golubski, and Sara Willimon were the co-chairs, with Marsha Oyer serving as Cotillion chair, for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ 72nd Annual…

Kansas City Ballet Guild – Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022

The Kansas City Ballet Guild hosted its 55th annual gala, Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Ball 2022, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on December 3rd. Barbara and…

Symphony League – Holiday Luncheon

Mission Hills Country Club was the site for the Symphony League’s  Holiday Luncheon on December 14th. President Katherine Schorgl recognized Johyne Hamra for her 25 years of membership. Ursula Terrasi,…