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Summer Celebrations 2023

The residents of Our Town love the summer months, and The Independent delights in sharing your special moments.

Peyton Cole at the CCSAKC swim champs competition


The Spider-Man exhibition was lots of fun for High Aspirations’ Yair Willis


Olivia Bueker, Grace DuVall, Nina Clarkson, Eloise Fink, Genevieve Fink, Jack Frankenberg, Annabelle Fink, Ava Clarkson, Brooks Frankenberg, and Jay Frankenberg


Emerson Sansale enjoyed a summer treat. 


High Aspirations’ D’Marion Deboe-Robinson


Annie Dudzinski, Rose Benge, Kate Harrelson, Annabelle Fink, Hannah Harrelson, and Eloise Fink


Hannah Harrelson, Audrey Brito, and Eloise Fink


High Aspirations students at the K-State College of Agriculture Experience


Isabel Salgado and Chelan David at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs, Arkansas


Caroline Selby and John Selby



Being outside suits Madison Metzner!


High Aspirations’ Price Johnson and Michael Williams


Caroline Selby with Colin Bowen


High Aspirations’ Kylan Johnson enjoyed the Spider-Man exhibition.


Kylie David, Chelan David, and Isabel Salgado at CCVI’s Trolley Run

Additional photos featured in the September 2, 2023 issue of The Independent.


War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…