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The 2022 American Royal Livestock Show

The American Royal Livestock Show was held from October 5th through the 23rd. This year, the Junior Premium Livestock Auction took place on October 14th. Colonel Andy White was the auctioneer. He has been honored as the 2016 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, and he is one of only two auctioneers who have won the auction industry’s “Triple Crown.” 

Colonel Andy White, auctioneer


Bradley Cummins, Cooper Cummins, Reserve Grand Champion Steer exhibitor; Cara Cummins, Grand Champion Goat exhibitor; Crew Cummins, and Destiny Cummins


Harper Henney, Grand Champion Market Steer exhibitor

Featured in the November 12, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Next Level Images


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…