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Kansas City Ballet Guild – The Emerald City Ball Private Dinner

Gigi Rose served as the chairman of the Emerald City Ball, which was held on October 6th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. For patrons, the fun didn’t end that night. On October 16th, they were the guests for a four-course dinner onstage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, followed by a performance by KCB II of an excerpt from The Wizard of Oz.

Louis and Sharon Smith with Nancy and Rich DuVall


Don and Anne Belinger, Jennifer Watts and Joan J. Horan


The beautiful tablescape


Julia Irene Kauffman, Dave Lady and Nancy and Rich DuVall


Barbara Eiszner, Jo Anne Dondlinger, Ball Chairman Gigi Rose, Susan Meehan-Mizer, Peggy Beal, Edie Downing, and Juliette Singer-Spinks

Also featured in the December 15, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F. Levenson


Phoenix Family – Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever”

April 26th was the date for Phoenix Family’s 16th Annual Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever.” More than 600 guests donned their favorite disco attire and enjoyed the groovy evening in the…

Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, “Woof 66”

More than 1,000 people gathered for Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, “Woof 66,” on May 11th. Jill Dean and Jean Wagner were the honorary co-chairmen, and Martha and Rusty Smith and…

KC CARE Health Center – Bloom Air

April 13th was the date for KC CARE Health Center’s Bloom Air event, which was held at the Airline History Museum. James Smith, Mark Sawkin, Damian Lair, and Taylor Gozia…

Powell Gardens – Plant Preview Party and Auction

Powell Gardens recently hosted a Plant Preview Party and Auction to kick off its upcoming season. The festive weekend also featured the Plant Sale, a Fungi & Fermentation event, and…