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Summer Celebrations 2019

The Summer Celebrations Signature Issue debuts every August and features photos from Our Town’s summer scrapbook. The Independent joins with our loyal subscribers and Our Town’s non-profit organizations and country clubs to celebrate the 2019 summer!


Emmett Langdon at T-ball in Leawood Park


John Fryer in Grand Lake, Colorado


Everett Langdon splashed all around this summer.


Emmy Sansale went swimming at Mission Hills Country Club.


Graham Sansale celebrated his first Fourth of July.


Brett and Ellyn Kozishek at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.



(Front row) Ellyn Kozishek, Beth Gonnerman, Finley Dusso, Hannah Dusso, and Nicole Goehring (back row) Brett Kozishek, Kevin Gonnerman, Tyler Dusso, and Sam Gonnerman at Lumpy Ridge Trail


Beth and Kevin Gonnerman at Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park


Tom and Loretta Mentzer


Tom Mentzer with “Good Will”


Ellen Palmer and Annabelle Weber celebrated Ellen’s third birthday by dressing as princesses and having tea and desserts at André’s.


Lane Peavey, Maggie Kissick, Georgia Boyd, Camilla Simmons, Madeline Staker, and Ellie Buckley at swim champs at Mission Hills Country Club


Chelan David and Isabel Salgado at Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.


Jack Sinatra, Hampton Boyd, and Henrick Hardy


Spencer Dean with Ryder Dean


Beckett Henry, Tate Sullivan, Jack Ellspermann, Houston Jones, and Hampton Boyd


Chelan David and Isabel Salgado at Playa de Papudo near Santiago, Chile


Sophie Danker, Georgia Boyd, and Abby Hunt


Tony Francisco, Sara Crow, Jessica Alcorn, Tyson Murphy, Nick Uthoff, Brooke Tippin, Matt McGaugh, Andrew Tippin, Mitch Simmons, Korey Childs, Kyle Kurtz, and Bryan Eakes at Offkey Karaoke


Isabel Salgado, Kylie David, Chelan David, and Neah David spent some special time together at Worlds of Fun.


Carolyn “Cookie” Cain Hanson and Rusty Masters Newton, who were roommates at William Woods College back in 1958


Susan and Dale Kraenzle


Carolyn and Gary Hanson at Kauffman Stadium


Wayne Auer in Eagle River, Wisconsin


Rasheeda Cherry and Denise Dillard at High Aspirations’ Ribbon Cutting at The Mentoring Center


Judy Northern, Wayside Waifs volunteer; enjoyed puppy time at an event at Chicken N Pickle.


Blue Hills Country Club:

Joshua Fendler, Alex Wolf, Charlie Huber, and Matthew Warren


Blue Hills Country Club:

Rosie Oades, Mila Van Hoecke, Gigi Selzer, Olivia Cavaliere, Evelyn Kiewiet, Ellie Sweeney, Addie Doyle, and Naya Narciso


Blue Hills Country Club:

Jason and Will Townsend


Blue Hills Country Club:

Lauren, Megan, Jerry, Kathleen, and Jackie Adriano were all smiles after Kathleen was honored with the 2019 Wally Daniels Award.


Blue Hills Country Club:

Keali Myrick, Kathleen Adriano, Annabelle Colombo, and Jack Dougherty


Carriage Club Seniors:

Grace Watkins, Adrianna Gautreaux, Alexandra Copaken, Campbell Robinson, Catie Franano, Gia Hense, Kate Stokes, and Liv Davison


Carriage Club Swim and Dive Coaches:

(Front row) Will Vance (back row) Hannah Zastrow, Annie Turner, Allie Weinrich, John John Roney, Matt McGannon, Margaret Brandmeyer, and Kate Wilkerson


Carriage Club:

Dr. Nelson and Rachael Sabates posed for a picture at the Cocktail Party of the Summer.

Photo Credit: Mark McDonald


Carriage Club:

Joe and Julie Zwillenberg with Suzanne and Jeff Teeven

Photo Credit: Mark McDonald


Carriage Club:

Matthew and Sally Sallee

Photo Credit: Mark McDonald


Homestead Country Club:

(Front row) Mirabelle Heinen, Larkin Brundige, Megan Sederquist, Tatum Anderson, Amelia Searle, and Sloan Henderson (back row) Zella Dodge


Homestead Country Club:

Shelly and Kevin Marsh teamed up against Rob Edmonds and Duane Cravy on the tennis court.


Homestead Country Club:

Scott Craven showed off his moves at the Biggest Splash Contest.


Homestead Country Club:

Charlotte Feiock splashed on the water slide at the Fourth of July Pool Party.


Homestead Country Club:

Stephen Bubb at the JTL Finals Tournament


Kansas City Country Club: 17 and Over Boys:

(Front row) Spencer Sabates, Colin McCann, Thomas Dickinson, and Robert Green (back row) Henry Freeman, Henry Carnes, Wil Rowland, Mark Holewinski, and Will Grant


Kansas City Country Club: 17 and Over Girls:

(Front row) Pacey Salzman, Olivia Sabates, Meredith Norden, and Margaux Thompson (back row) Emily Dickey, Julia Hall, Alex Kerr, and Lucy Patterson


Kansas City Country Club: 10 and Under Girls:

(Front row) Emerson Hendren, Liddy McCoy, Nicole Nana, Kate Schoenfeld, Teagan O’Brien, and Mabel Brent (back row) Harper Pendleton, Andie Bradley, Caroline Thiessen, Charlotte Reintjes, and Mary Freeman


Kansas City Country Club: 10 and Under Boys:

(Front row) Weston Harris, Teddy Long, Miles “MJ” McCune, Miles Reuter, Walker Bennish, and Charlie Thompson (back row) James Schoenfeld, Jack Sprague, James O’Farrell, Christopher Long, and Fritz Kostner


Kansas City Country Club: 12 and Under Girls:

(Front row) Summer Bannigan, Snowden Connor, Mary Jean Thompson, and Lillian Harris (middle row) Campbell Brinton, Mary Long, Georgia McCune, and Grace McGannon (back row) Mary Schumm, Wynnie Sprague, and Jordan O’Brien


Kansas City Country Club: 12 and Under Boys:

(Front row) Hudson Bennish, Bobby Hendricks, Peter Thompson, and Ben Holewinski (back row) Jack Grant, Sam Reintjes, Jack Lambert, Blake Reuter, and Tucker Ward


Mission Hills Country Club:

Emma and Meghan Dix at the Fourth of July Celebration


Mission Hills Country Club:

Scott and Henry Wood at the Family Carnival


Mission Hills Country Club:

David Hunt and Amy McAnarney with Martha Jane and Ted McGrade at the Concert on the Course


Mission Hills Country Club:

Michelle Twibell, Jill Jackoboice, and Jen Benjamin at the White Party


Mission Hills Country Club:

Colton, Lucy, Ali, and Layne Dunn


Michelle Smith, Friends of Children’s Mercy Northland’s Council president; Nancy Dillingham, Judy Chastain, Sarah Schneider, Keri Dillingham, event chairman; Susan Van Hooser, and Anne Holwick enjoyed the second annual Pickleball Classic

Additional photos featured in the August 31, 2019 issue of The Independent


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