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The Whole Person – CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala

The Whole Person’s CARNIVAL! Night of Independence Gala was held on September 28th at Harrah’s North Kansas City. Guests celebrated at the event that featured a Brazilian flare, complete with music by Balacobaco do Brasil, performers from That’s Entertainment, and beautiful decor by Studio Dan Meiners. Lindsey and Ian Denney were the chairmen, and Cynthia Newsome served as the emcee. Proceeds support The Whole Person’s mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently. 

Julie DeJean, The Whole Person; Jim Fitzpatrick, Volunteer of the Year Award honoree; Lindsey and Ian Denney, chairmen; and Carla Oppenheimer, board president


Carla Oppenheimer, board president; Lindsey and Ian Denney, chairmen; Lisa Artman, representing CREMA, Corporate Volunteer Group of the Year Award honoree; and Julie DeJean, The Whole Person


Carla Oppenheimer, Lindsey Denney, Former Mayor Sly James, Civic Leader Award honoree; Ian Denney, and Julie DeJean


Carla Oppenheimer, Lindsey Denney, Melissa Greenstein, representing KSHB-TV 41, Media Award honoree; Cynthia Newsome, emcee; Ian Denney, and Julie DeJean


Former Mayor Sly James accepted the Civic Leader Award.


Carla Oppenheimer, Lindsey Denney, John Moore and DeAna Haynes, representing Sprint, Corporate Award honoree; Julie DeJean, and Ian Denney


Carla Oppenheimer, Lindsey Denney, Tom and Kim Curry, who accepted the Individual Service Award for their son-in-law, Kevin Moore; Ian Denney, and Julie DeJean


Julie DeJean, Carla Oppenheimer, Lindsey and Ian Denney, and Ray Petty, Paul H. Levy Founders Award honoree

Additional photos featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Roy Inman


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BOTAR – Night at the Royal

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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…