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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.


First Tee Greater Kansas City – Day For Kids Golf Tournament

For 25 years, Tom Watson’s Day For Kids Golf Tournament has raised funds to ensure that young people have the opportunity to learn to play – and love – golf.…

Awesome Ambitions – Purse-onality 2023

The Gallery Event Space was the site for Awesome Ambitions’ Purse-onality 2023. The festive event featured two fashion shows, a brunch, and entertainment from Eboni Fondren. Awesome Ambitions girls modeled…

BOTAR – 2023 Mothers’ Dessert

Missy Schaffer’s lovely home was the site for the BOTAR Mothers’ Dessert on June 22nd. Excitement was in the air for The BOTAR Ball, which will be held on October…

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – Stems: A Garden Soirée

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens was the site for Stems: A Garden Soirée. Janet Long served as the honorary chair for the event, a benefit for The Arts…