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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas – 73rd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion

December 2nd was the date for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ 73rd Annual Community Ball and Cotillion, which was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Gina Brozenic and Lindsay Golubski were the co-chairs, and Cindy Ford served as the Cotillion chair. The lovely evening featured a “Masquerade” theme. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner and the presentation of the Class of 2023 debutantes, escorts, and pages. 

Kathy Burke-Thomas and Jim Thomas


Jessica Fraser, president; Aileen Eidson, and Judy Sieve


Ball Committee Members: Lindsay Golubski, co-chair; Selena Marshall, Kacie Doner, Gina Brozenic, co-chair; Jordan McCan, and Naheed Bleecker


Mary Gonzales, Steve and Chrissy May, and Angela Lawson


Cotillion Committee Members: Eileen Heble, Nancy Zielke, Dr. Tami Radohl-Sigley, Cindy Ford, chair; Marsha Oyer, Emily Kates, Mindy Long, and Aileen Eidson (out of camera range) Sally Dannov, Gina McCord, and Susanne Mahoney


Co-chair Gina and Eric Brozenic


Marge Eckard and Jennifer Siehndel


Dr. Tami Radohl-Sigley and Dr. Matt Sigley


Mel and Alice Hawks


Aileen Jeanerette, Patrick and Dr. Jennifer Kirwan, Bernadette Garven, and Jennifer Branaccio

Featured in the January 27, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: David Riffel


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