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The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee

The Jewel Ball Chairmen’s Coffee was held on September 30th at The Kansas City Country Club. Susie Heddens served as chairman of The Jewel Ball, which was held on November 27th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Mary Jane Barnes, advisory board; and Holly Milledge, 2021 debutante chairman


Vice Chairman Kathy Woodward and Chairman Susie Heddens


Honorary Chairman Ellen Hockaday and Wendy Burcham, steering committee


(Seated) Kathleen Moore, advisory board; Jill Embry, advisory board; and Sue Esrey, advisory board (standing) Matt Bleakley, Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball Serenade co-chairman; and Dan Bolen, Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball Serenade chairman


(Seated) Ellen Merriman, steering committee and long range planning chairman; and Kathy Woodward, vice chairman (standing) Kristin Goodwin, 2021 Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball chairman; Jenny Turner Tuttle, 2020 debutante chairman; and Holly Milledge, 2021 debutante chairman


Read more from the December 11, 2021 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Wirken Photography


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