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The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas – 71st Annual Community Ball and Cotillion

December 4th was the date for The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ 71st Annual Community Ball and Cotillion, which was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Laurel Thomas and Sara Willimon were the Ball co-chairmen, and Marsha Oyer served as the Cotillion chairman. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, elegant decor, and the presentation of the debutantes, escorts, and pages.

Susan Bubb and Sandy Jackson


Ball Committee Members: Gina Brozenic, Laurel Thomas, Ball co-chairman; Sara Willimon, Ball co-chairman; Sandra Olivas-Talavera, and Lindsey Golubski


Cotillion Committee Members: Cindy Ford, Aileen Eidson, Susanne Mahoney, Marsha Oyer, Cotillion chairman; Nancy Zielke, Eileen Heble, and Sally Dannov


Christine Baumgart, Brian and Maria Baumgart, and Georgianna and Lenny Mullin


Jan and William “Joby” Jobson


Ann and Jim Cahill


Jeff and Crystal Bryant


Sally and Dave Dannov, Dawn Klein-Thibodeau, and Michael Thibodeau


Bob and Janet Milan

Read more in the January 8, 2022 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel


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Awesome Ambitions – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Awesome Ambitions’ 25th Anniversary Celebration was held on July 21st at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Gem Theatre. Debby Ballard and Tammy Edwards served as co-chairs of the…