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Sunflower House – Valentine Gala

February 2nd is the date for Sunflower House’s Valentine Gala to be held at the Sheraton Overland Park. Jeni Camerlinck is the chairman. The Gala Committee gathered to finalize plans for the event which will feature a cocktail party, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the tunes of Flashback. 

Also featured in the January 12th issue of The Independent

(Front row) Stephanie Sharkany, Emily Thibault, Jeni Camerlinck, chairman; Janelle Hegarty and Bill Bornsheuer (back row) Mitch Stevenson, Jaime Skultety, Amy Moench, and Andy Viebrock (out of camera range) Dave Brewer, Bryan Camerlinck, Caitlin Knoll, Jillian McDaniel, Julie Reinhardt, and Karen Torline



The Whole Person – Carnival! Night of Independence Gala

Lindsey and Ian Denny are serving as chairmen of The Whole Person’s CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala. The September 28th event will be held at Harrah’s North Kansas City. A…

Spotlight On Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen spent seven years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied at Butler University and worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four years ago, she moved back to Kansas City. Lydia…

UMKC’s Crescendo – Laurel Weir

Soprano Laurel Weir is a native of Canton, Ohio. She is the face of UMKC’s Crescendo, a scholarship fundraising event for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, which will…

Spotlight On Centurions – Matthew Schulte

Matthew Schulte describes his job (coordinator – marketing) this way: he is part of the team that handles giveaways, special events, theme nights, promotions, and advertising for the Kansas City…