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The Whole Person – Night of Independence Awards Gala, An Evening in Paris

Jennifer Salva and Logan Weed were the co-chairmen for The Whole Person’s Night of Independence Awards Gala – An Evening in Paris. The event, which was held on September 24th at The Abbott, spotlighted individuals, businesses, and organizations that work to further the mission of The Whole Person to provide independent living services and programming for people with disabilities in Our Town. The honorees included Dr. Mark T. Fisher, City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, and Worcester Investments, in addition to the late Mona Randolph, who received the Paul H. Levy Award. 

Jennifer Salva and Logan Weed, co-chairmen


Kevin and Brenda Phillips, Logan Weed, co-chairman; Miranda Watson,Leanne Cheney, and Larry Phillips 


Jane Christman and Beth Byrd performed for the guests.


Kelly Kendle and Bryon Johnmeyer


Krista and Dr. Mark Fisher, award winner; and Dr. Matthew McLaughlin


Julie DeJean, The Whole Person; and Mark Kneib


Logan Weed, co-chairman; Kelly Grooms, Ashley Beck, Jennifer Salva, co-chairman; and Shannon Mays conducted the paddle drop.


Wesley Hamilton


Nancy and Jimmy Petersen


Tracy and Lloyd Rainge

Read more in the November 13, 2021 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Roy Inman


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