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Lyric Opera Circle – Spring Luncheon

May 1st was the date for Lyric Opera Circle’s Spring Luncheon at Lidia’s Kansas City. Members celebrated the success of the recent Lyric Opera Ball. Sara Bower Youngblood and Heather Ryan served as hosts. New member Eileen Everett was introduced by Mary Nan Dupont. Outgoing President Tricia Scott passed the gavel to Incoming President Nan Chapman. Lyric Opera Ball Co-chairmen Pam Bruce and Barbara Haviland thanked the membership for their dedication to the Ball and its great success.

Nan Chapman, incoming president; Ken and Marilyn Hager, Ball honorary chairmen; and Tricia Scott, Circle president


Pam Scott, Nancy McGuire, and Trudy Gabriel 


Jill Ingram Reynolds, Sherry Love, Beth Ingram, and Joan Braswell


Sherry Love, Anne Elsberry, Donna Slaughter, Laurie Ingram, and Emilia Barksdale

Additional photos featured in the June 8, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Strauss Peyton


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Children’s Mercy – Big Slick Celebrity Weekend

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