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The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

The National World War I Museum and Memorial held its fifth annual Night at the Tower on September 14th. Members of the Bloch family served as honorary co-chairmen. Libby and Brad Bergman and Deanna and Greg Graves were the co-chairmen. More than 500 guests enjoyed sumptuous refreshments, live and silent auctions, viewing the main gallery, and dancing on the Paul Sunderland Bridge to the music of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra featuring Molly Hammer.

Dr. Matthew Naylor, National World War I Museum and Memorial; and Mayor Quinton Lucas


Tom and Mary Bloch, Robert and Mary Jo Brown, Paul and Liz Uhlmann, and Barbara and Bob Bloch, honorary co-chairmen


TJ and Willard Snyder, sponsorship co-chairmen


Greg and Deanna Graves, co-chairmen; with Deuce, Max, Gabe, and Cooper Chanos


Board of Trustees Chairman Mark and Linda Henderson, Dr. Matthew Naylor, National World War I Museum and Memorial; and Libby and Brad Bergman, co-chairmen


Additional photos featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credits: Samantha Levi and Niah Rose


Community LINC – The 2019 Rent Party

Joanne and John Bluford, Peggy and Terry Dunn, Karen and Hank Herrmann, Jeanette and Kevin Prenger, and Aviva Ajmera and Wayne Strickland served as honorary co-chairmen of The Rent Party.…

The 2019 BOTAR Ball

Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and the pastel tones of Palm Beach set the vibe for the 70th BOTAR Ball. The event, which featured the presentation of BOTARs and escorts (and the…

BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and…

Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th…