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Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Spring Luncheon

May 13th was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. Carol Marr and Jo Anne Dondlinger planned the festive event, which was held at the Carriage Club. Guild President Juliette Singer Spinks welcomed the guests, and Jeffrey J. Bentley and Devon Carney, both with Kansas City Ballet, gave an update on the upcoming Ballet season. Juliette passed the gavel to her successor, Incoming President Peggy Beal, who introduced the members of the 2021-2022 Guild board.


Nutcracker Ball Committee Members: Juliette Singer Spinks, 2020-2021 president; Jo Anne Dondlinger, Peggy Beal, 2021-2022 president; Tempe Ostergren Elsberry, Ball co-chairman; Karen Yungmeyer, Ball co-chairman; Angela and John Walker, Melissa Ford, and Carrie Kruse


(Front row) Julia Irene Kauffman, Karen Yungmeyer, and Tempe Ostergren Elsberry (back row) Jeffrey J. Bentley, Kansas City Ballet


 Felicia Bondi, Wendy Melland, Pauline Henne, Sunday Siragusa, Joyce Middendorf, Julia Steinberg, Marybeth Hershey, and Christine Waldschmidt


 George Langworthy


Additional photos featured in the June 12, 2021 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Paul Anderson


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