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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Armourdale Renewal Association

The Armourdale Renewal Association was founded in 1990 by Patty Dysart to “ensure that businesses and residents have the necessary resources to aid community development.” The actual Armourdale neighborhood has roots dating back to approximately 1882. The ARA works with the Unified Government to build a safe and healthy environment for the people who live and work in Armourdale. That work has recently focused on creating a Master Plan for the entire area, including healthy lifestyles, business development, and tourism boosts. The Association also strives to create and sustain programs in Youth Development, Economic Development, and a Healthy Community. The ARA offers year-round events for business and community members, including business luncheons, an Earth Day clean-up, and a Summer Camp, in addition to activities such as sports, STEM, arts and crafts, and much more. For more information, go to armourdale.org.

(Front row) Magaly Arzate, Jazzmin Harris, Lucy Ferguson, Mary Boyer, Rebeca Lazcano, Julian Ramirez, Dylan Meza, and Jemima Nesthant (back row) Juan Reyes, all part of the Summer Youth Employment program

Featured in the September 30, 2023 issue of The Independent.


War Horses For Veterans – The Derby Party

War Horses for Veterans, founded by Andy and Patricia Brown, held its third annual fundraiser, The Derby Party, on May 4th. More than 400 guests watched the Kentucky Derby race…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Spring Luncheon

Lidia’s was the lovely location for the Symphony League of Kansas City’s annual Spring Luncheon on May 8th. Mandy Burditt and Trish Mayer were the co-chairmen. Nearly 60 members and…

Symphony League of Kansas City – Ball Kickoff

Symphony League members gathered at Amy Volini’s beautiful home recently to kick off preparations for the 2024 Symphony Ball, “NOVA.”Amy and Julie Sykes hosted the fun event, where Ball Chairman…

Saint Luke’s Foundation – Spirit of Philanthropy Awards

In the spirit of gratitude, Saint Luke’s Foundation hosted its Spirit of Philanthropy Awards celebration on April 18th at the 1900 Building. Being honored this year are: Philanthropists of the…