Event Extras

Margarita Ball

Hope House 
Guests partied until the wee hours at the Margarita Ball on May 9th at Club 1000. DJ Ashton Martin and Lost Wax provided the rockin’ entertainment. Proceeds support Hope House, which provides shelter and comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence.
Also featured in the June 28th issue of The Independent 

DJ Ashton Martin with Lost Wax members Ashley Reynolds, Lyndsey Lou and David Fairbanks

Lost Wax entertained the crowd.

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Haas & Wilkerson Insurance

Special Anniversary
Kimberly Wilkerson and Ryan Wilkerson served as the co-hosts of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance’s 75th anniversary party. Family, friends, clients, and business partners gathered at the May 29th event to celebrate the third generation, Kansas City based business.

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Challenge Your Fashion

Fashion’s Favorite Night
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger Program’s Challenge Your Fashion was held on April 26th at Municipal Auditorium. Shirley Pryor was the honorary chairman, and Bree and Jeremy Gaskill were the chairmen of the seventh annual event that featured a delicious dinner, silent and live auctions, a fashion show, and live music from the hip-hop cover band Dolewite.

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The Pembroke Hill School

It’s a Wrap 
The Pembroke Hill School recently celebrated May Day, and students enjoyed dancing and wrapping the May Pole.
Also featured in the June 28th issue of The Independent 

Arianna Lane, Samantha Jones, Tristan Threatt, and David Heddens

(Clockwise from back) Remley Grant, Ava Wolff, Audrey Alpert, Berlyn Bartelli, Ellen Feiock, and Kellyn Miller

Joshua Rubel, Garrison Hill and Quinn Benson held the May Pole steady.

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The Linda Hall Library

Back to the Books
The Linda Hall Library’s 12th annual Paul D. Bartlett Lecture was held on May 13th. More than 350 guests enjoyed the event that featured Harvard University’s Dr. John Huth, author of The Lost Art of Finding Our Way. 
Also featured in the June 28th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  Mark McDonald

Marilyn Hebenstreit and Dr.

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