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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Spring Luncheon

May 5th was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. Cindy Wurm and Craig Sole served as co-chairmen of the festive event, which was held at Oakwood Country Club. Susan Sands and Jeanie Murphy coordinated a fashion show featuring KCB Second Company dancers in ballet costumes. Melissa Ford, Guild president, welcomed the guests and presided over the installation of the 2023-2024 Guild board members, including Cyndi James, incoming president. Present from the Kansas City Ballet was Jeffrey J. Bentley, who is retiring this year as executive director, and Devon Carney.

Fran Gerritz, Maureen Lillard, and Michelle Fasel


Carrie Kruse, Marilyn Gaar, Dr. John Yungmeyer, and Sarah Bent


(Seated) John Walker, Stephanie Eppler, Melissa Ford, Guild president; Cyndi James, incoming president; Jo Anne Dondlinger, and Ron Fredman (standing) Karen Yungmeyer, Peggy Beal, Angela Walker, Juliette Singer, Teresa McKinney, Lisa Hickok, Nanette Lippincott, Cindy Wurm, co-chairman; and Angela Moore (out of camera range) Craig Sole, co-chairman


Ian Spinks and Juliette Singer with Jo Anne and Bill Dondlinger


John Walker, Melissa Ford, Guild president; Jeffrey J. Bentley, Kansas City Ballet; Dr. John Hunkeler, Angela Walker, and Cyndi James, incoming president


(Seated) Vicki Baxter, Susan Bubb, Barbara Storm, Sandy Jackson, and Sue Ann Fagerberg (standing) Christopher Ruud, Melinda Petet, Grace Ingham, Susan Sands, and Lisa Sirridge

Featured in the June 10, 2023 issue of The Independent. 


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