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Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Donor Recognition Dinner

February 27th was the night for Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s annual Donor Recognition Dinner. Students from the Shawnee Mission Culinary Arts Signature Program prepared the repast, which was held at the Broadmoor Bistro in the new Center for Academic Achievement.

Dick McEachen with Barbara and Fred Schoell


Culinary Students Reis Miller and Baylie Harwick presented the menu. 


Jan and Keith Stanley, Sheryl Bushnell, and Kala Musick


Indian Woods Middle School Jazz Band


Lauren Kepler, Jeremy Baum, and Gordon Lansford

Also featured in the March 30, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Tim Pott


Phoenix Family – Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever”

April 26th was the date for Phoenix Family’s 16th Annual Un*Gala, “Friday Night Fever.” More than 600 guests donned their favorite disco attire and enjoyed the groovy evening in the…

Wayside Waifs – Fur Ball, “Woof 66”

More than 1,000 people gathered for Wayside Waifs’ Fur Ball, “Woof 66,” on May 11th. Jill Dean and Jean Wagner were the honorary co-chairmen, and Martha and Rusty Smith and…

KC CARE Health Center – Bloom Air

April 13th was the date for KC CARE Health Center’s Bloom Air event, which was held at the Airline History Museum. James Smith, Mark Sawkin, Damian Lair, and Taylor Gozia…

Powell Gardens – Plant Preview Party and Auction

Powell Gardens recently hosted a Plant Preview Party and Auction to kick off its upcoming season. The festive weekend also featured the Plant Sale, a Fungi & Fermentation event, and…