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Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park – Stems: A Garden Soirée

Debbie and Wes Jenson were the honorary chairmen for Stems: A Garden Soirée, a benefit for The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. The 10th annual event was held on June 24th at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Guests enjoyed drinks, fabulous fare from local restaurants, great art, live music, and fireworks. Proceeds support the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, the  Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and city art installations. 

Wes and Debbie Jenson, honorary chairmen; with Nancy and Jim Holland
Fireworks lit up the sky.
Richard and Linda Patterson
Kim Ledbetter, Libby Irving and Kim Alavarez
Guests enjoyed spending time in the beautiful tent.
Rusty Owings and Jill Grotzinger, The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park
John and Susan Gampper, Tony Privitera and Deb and Ken Castinado
Debbie and Wes Jenson, honorary chairmen; Micah Feingold and Cindy Laufer
Partygoers danced to the tunes of Funk Syndicate.
Amy and Jon Stanfield, Mayor Carl Gerlach and Jacki and Jason Davis

Additional photos featured in the September 2, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Mark Stuecheli



Kids TLC – Benefit17

November 4th was the date for Kids TLC Benefit17. Sybil and Greg Orman served as chairmen for the event, which was held at the North Club at Arrowhead Stadium. There…

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance – Crescendo 2017

Peggy and Terry Dunn were the honorary chairmen, and Dalene Bradford and Nancy Thiessen served as co-chairmen of UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo 2017.  More than 1,100 guests…

Catholic Charities Foundation of NE KS – St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception

November 10th was the date for Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception. The event recognized supporters of Catholic Charities’ annual Snow Ball, to…

ReDiscover – Take A Bite out of Stigma

The Roaring Twenties came to life at ReDiscover’s Take A Bite out of Stigma event on November 3rd at The Gallery Event Space. More than 370 guests celebrated the speakeasy…