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Lyric Opera Circle – 2023 Holiday Luncheon

Mission Hills Country Club was the site for the Lyric Opera Circle’s celebration of the holiday season on December 7th. The festive event featured a delicious lunch and the introduction of new members, Wendy Burrell, Petra Kralickova, and Alison Patterson. Nancy Schall was the host. 

Lisa Pruch and Kelly Privitera, Ball co-chairmen-elect; Pam Bruce, president-elect; and Bev Leonard and Carolyn Faenger, auction co-chairmen-elect


(Seated) Deborah Sandler Kemper, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Carmen Sabates, Circle president; and Sharon Barry, Ball co-chairman (standing) Deanna Diebolt, Ball co-chairman; Mary Leonida, and Ed Sien, Lyric Opera of Kansas City


(Seated) Anne Elsberry (second row) Suzanne Shank and Donna Carper (third row) Barbara Fessler, Karen Mische, and Dana Koehn


Nan Chapman, Mary Nan Dupont, Nancy Schall, and Eileen Everett

Featured in the February 10, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Rita Clark


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