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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Luncheon

The Carriage Club was the site for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s  annual Nutcracker Luncheon, which was held on December 15th. John Livingston played holiday classics on the piano. The decorations included a variety of nutcrackers (available for purchase!). Jeffrey Bentley, Kansas City Ballet, spoke about the Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. President Melissa Ford presented gifts to executive committee members. Angela and John Walker received a round of applause for their stewardship of the Nutcracker Ball. Last, but not least, everyone left with a box of chocolates as a sweet souvenir. 

Steven Wilson, Dr. Carol Blum, Juliette Singer, Uta Cross, JoAnne Kelley, and Carole Kelly


Stephanie Eppler, Nadia Stanke, the Reverend Jean Murphy, Maggie Jacobs, Gina Touslee, and Gigi Touslee


Megan Bubb, Lisa Sirridge, Grace Holmes, Grace Ingham, and Ron and Tricia Fredman


(Front row) Angela Walker, Devon Carney, and Mary Beth Hershey (back row) Melissa Ford, Lynne Weilert, and Kathleen Nordhus


Mark Dirks, Jennifer Wampler, Cyndi James, Jeffrey Bentley, Kansas City Ballet; Peggy Beal, and Marvie Dirks


Featured in the February 4, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Mark McDonald