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Wayside Waifs – Strutt With Your Mutt

Strutt With Your Mutt took place on September 15th. Nearly 2,000 people and their canine friends enjoyed the event. Proceeds support Wayside Waifs.


Volunteers: (Seated) Susan Smith, Rebecca Russell, and Dwila Funk (standing) Jennifer Storz, Kaitlyn Lotz, Terry Fahler, Sherry Weidman, Marilyn Ray, and John Eyler


Rob Sight started the 3K walk.


Israel Abundis and his dog, Libby, enjoyed the 3K walk.


Emcees Emily Holwick and Cody Holyoke


Ameristar team members and their dogs


Chandler Carreon, holding her pup who won the Dog Costume Contest, posed with Lucy Adams.

Additional photos featured in the October 26, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: J. Robert Schraeder Photography


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…