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The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party officially kicked off the 2022 Jewel Ball season on June 2nd. The festive event was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Lauri Jones and Jenny Turner Tuttle served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen. This year’s Debutantes, Gentlemen of The Jewel Ball, and Escorts were introduced to representatives from the Kansas City Symphony and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the beneficiaries of The Jewel Ball. 

Scott Park and Major Park


Erin and Stephen Mos


Jess Pindell, Meredith Mcgannon, and Ashley Pindell


Luke Bergrud and Erik Bergrud


Sharon Orr and Jewel Ball Chairman Kathy Woodward


Debbie Yantis, Rebecca Wilson, and Robin O’Reilly


Harpist Katherine Siochi, Kansas City Symphony, performed for the guests.


Guests enjoyed beautiful music from Flutist Kayla Burggraf Michal, Kansas City Symphony.


Angela Brinton, Brooke Brinton, Cirese Mendolia, and Connie Mendolia

Featured in the June 25, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Wirken Photography


Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – Stems: A Garden Soirée

Guests had the opportunity to view the construction of LongHouse, the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ new visitor center when the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park hosted…

Band of Angels – Art That Blows

July 8th was the date for Band of Angels’ Art That Blows event, which was held at The Abbott. Partygoers enjoyed great music, a unique atmosphere, and the chance to…

Welcome House – Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Reverend Dr. Ted Pierce of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church gave the invocation when Welcome House held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 23rd for the soon-to-be Welcome House Recovery Center.…

The Folly Theater – Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Folly Theater has just begun the most extensive renovation project in its history. To celebrate, there was a Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 21st. Among the upcoming attractions are wider…