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The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens – Stems: A Garden Soirée

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens was the site for Stems: A Garden Soirée. Janet Long served as the honorary chair for the event, a benefit for The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, which was held on June 24th. Guests enjoyed an exclusive preview of the new visitor center, LongHouse, plus cocktails and cuisine. Tarot card readings, balloon art, caricature drawings, and even a fireworks show added to the festivities. Proceeds will help support Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and city art installations.  

Kelly Bohlken, Jeanine Bohlken, Faith Bohlken, and Emma Bohlken


Alex Cook and Bailey Roenigk


Robert Hazelwood, Mark Medina, and Janet Long, honorary chair


Kim and Greg Kahnk


Monty and Susan Stanley


Monica Natzke and Cindy Isaacsen


Michelle and Paul Buechter


Jennifer and Kevin Lindsey


Clarissa Knighten


Tabby McCarthy and Beth Riekeman

Featured in the September 2, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Andrew Rossi and Mark Stuecheli


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