The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas will host the 59th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion today at the Kansas City Marriott-Downtown. The event recognizes outstanding high school seniors who are actively involved in their school and community. Participants are, back row, from left, Dylan Sanders of Sumner Academy, Coulter Vestal of Eudora, and Brian Pemberton of Basehor; front row, from left, are Katy Meyer of Sumner Academy, Emily Herre of Bonner Springs, and Jessica Boyer of Lawrence.
Members of the S&P Investment Club hosted the Old Bag Sale on Oct. 8 at Bella Sera. Hosts and members, from left, are Karen Cochran, Margaret Ann Schwartzburg, Connie Friesen, Markie Bieri, Phyllis McAdoo, Sheryl Jacobs, Marilyn Bittenbender, Ann Evans, Jeanne Pees, Cindy Bailey, Kitty Gray and Judy Billings. Not pictured are Faye Jones and Mary Olson. The event raised more than $5,000 for the Fairy Godmother’s Fund by selling old purses that were donated by club members and friends.
From left, Diane Sanders, Joan Wise, Susie Lounsburg and Gunda Hiebert attended the Old Bag Sale on Oct. 5 at Bella Sera. Around 150 bags were purchased during the first-time event, which drew more than 125 attendees.
Attending the Oct. 5 Old Bag Sale at Bella Sera are, from left, Barbara Buck, Betsy Joy, Joan Golden and Connie Sollars. The first-time event sold old purses donated by club members and friends, and raised more than $5,000 for the Fairy Godmother’s Fund.
Dr. Virginia Johnston, Lawrence, retired emeritus professor of clinical laboratory sciences, right, received the Kansas University Medical Center 2009 Honorary Alumnus Award in Allied Health. At left, is Dr. Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of KUMC. The event was Oct. 17 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.
John David Brown of Baldwin City, left, and Kristen Ozbun of Rose Hill, were crowned the homecoming king and queen at McPherson College during half-time ceremonies of the Oct. 3 football game. Brown is a business administration major, with an emphasis in management and finance. He is the son of David and Twilla Brown, Baldwin City. Ozbun is a physical education major. She is the daughter of Brad and Loretta Ozbun, Rose Hill.
Kansas Citizens For Science, an organization that advocates for quality public school science, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 7 at the Kansas University Natural History Museum. At the event, the organization honored its current and past presidents, Jack Krebs, Lawrence; Liz Craig, Roeland Park; Harry McDonald, Olathe; and Steve Lopes, Lawrence.
Administrators from the Lawrence public schools provided tours to McGrew Real Estate Realtors. The tour was intended to help real estate professionals answer questions posed by clients and customers new to the Lawrence area. Those attending, toured each school, met the principals, and ate lunch with the students. Pictured on Oct. 29 at Prairie Park School are, back row, from left, John Geist, USD 497 building services supervisor; Thomas Howe; David Williams, Prairie Park principal; Toni McCalla; Tom Bracciano, USD 497 division director of operations and facility planning; Pat Flavin and Carl Cline; second row, from left, Kim Clements, Patty McGrew, Julie Boyle, USD 497 communications director; and Elaine Winn; and front row, from left, are Linn Wiley, Diane Kennedy and Tracy Saenz. Also attending the tour but not pictured are Eddie Davalos, Amy Harris, Crystal Swearingen, Nancy O’Brien and Linda Trotter.
The Vermont Street Neighborhood held its fall picnic on Oct. 18 with a potluck dinner in the street, which was blocked to traffic. Neighborhood members are, from left, Jenna Georgeson, Tom Cottin, Mary Seyk and Bob Georgeson.