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

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens was the place for Stems: A Garden Soirée. Anne and Wayne Byrd served as the honorary chairmen. The June 26th event benefited The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park and its support of the Arboretum, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, and public arts projects in the City of Overland Park. Much conversation centered around LongHouse, a building soon to be under construction at the Arboretum. The name is in honor of Janet Long – and also a nod to the longhouses of old, where community members in ancient cultures gathered. When completed, it will be the site for numerous learning opportunities. In addition to a café and a gift shop, LongHouse will have a premier event space overlooking a terrace and a new water feature.     

Board Member Sonya Wright, Irene Parsons, and Todd Denmark


Board Member Doug and Heather Richards


Board Member Kellie and Doug Mingori


Mike and Susan Lally


Anna Randazzo, board member


John Fuller, Brit Waye, Shannon Lilly, and Traci Fuller


Stephen Velie and Dana Markel, board member


Board Members Dana Markel, Sonya Wright, Marga Spangler, and Marilyn Lyons


Nicholas Shea, Katie Shea, and Beth and Bob Shea

Also featured in the August 21, 2021 issue of The Independent


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – 2021 Kids Night Out

Paul Fischer, Ray Kowalik, and Zalman Kohen served as the honorary co-chairmen for the 25th annual Kids Night Out, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas…

Lyric Opera Circle – 2021 Summer

Members of the Lyric Opera Circle had a full calendar of fun this summer. Instead of having the organization’s annual Ball this year, two outdoor events and a Spring Luncheon…

2021 Summer Celebrations

The residents of Our Town love the summer months, and The Independent delights in sharing your special moments.  Harris, Blair, Foster, and Rhett Jackson at Mission Hills Country Club’s Fourth of July…

Wayside Waifs – 2021 Fur Ball

Wendy and Dean Guillies and Kathleen Boyle Dalen and Jason Dalen served as the co-chairmen for the 2021 Fur Ball, a benefit for Wayside Waifs. The August 7th event featured…