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Powell Gardens – Under A Harvest Moon: A Farm-To-Table Dinner

Four chefs participated in Under A Harvest Moon: A Farm-To-Table Dinner, which was held at Powell Gardens on September 15th: Megan Garrelts of bluestem and Rye, Rafael Cambron of The Carriage Club, Vaughn Good of Fox and Pearl, and Carlos Falcon of Jarocho and Sayachi. Guests dined under the eaves of the Missouri Barn. The fun included a silent auction, a wine pull, and the music of the Emily Dix Collective. The festivities also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Heartland Harvest Garden. Katherine and Clay Barton were the honorary chairmen, and Newell Gates Brookfield and Sally Gates McEntyre served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds will enhance the gardens and the innovative education programs for visitors of all ages.


Buttermilk biscuit with whipped lardo, roasted apple, and fig leaf honey


David McGee and Mark Sappington


Kory Casselman made a welcoming gesture in front of the Missouri Barn.


Newell Gates Brookfield and Sally Gates McEntyre, co-chairmen (out of camera range) Katherine and Clay Barton, honorary chairmen


Guests enjoyed the wine pull during the cocktail hour.

Additional photos featured in the October 26, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: Wendy Delzeit


Community LINC – The 2019 Rent Party

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The 2019 BOTAR Ball

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BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and…

Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th…