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Park University – A Night at the Helm

June 12th was the date for A Night at the Helm. The event, a benefit for the Park University Global Warrior Center and School of Business, was held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Melanie and Jim Rine were the honorary chairmen. Vince Clark served as chairman, with Jeanette Prenger, Kimberlee Ried, Kris Flint, and Jim Cornelius as committee members. Laurel Gagnon, a student at the Park University International Center for Music, performed for the guests.


Jim Cornelius, Nathan Marticke, and Bobbie Cornelius


Mark Donovan, Shane Smeed, and Greg Gunderson, Park University


Doug and Terrie Bleam with Jeanette and Kevin Prenger


Kristen and Rusty Mudgett, Joe Privitera, and Charles and Lynn Guastello


Erik Bergrud and Kimberlee Ried, committee member


David Strother, Lisa St. Aubyn, Brenda Clevenger, and Aaron Blair


Posting of the colors

Additional photos featured in the September 14, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: Steve Gibson


Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 46th Annual Snow Ball

The 46th Annual Snow Ball, a benefit for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, was held on January 18th at the Overland Park Convention Center. This year’s presidents were Jo and…

Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the site for the Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Luncheon, which was held on December 12th. Everyone enjoyed seeing the…

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Community Ball and Cotillion

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ 69th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion was held on December 7th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests…

HALO – ArtReach Auction

HALO will celebrate 15 years of growth and thousands of lives changed at the Annual HALO ArtReach Auction. The February 28th event will be held at The Abbott. Annie and Ryan Anderson…