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Contents

JULY 2016

EVENTS WICHITA GRAND OPERA PRESENTS THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE PANDO INITIATIVE

25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

WICHITA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC POLO ON THE PLAINS HOPE IN SPRING GALA WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

60TH ANNUAL ALUMNI AWARDS

COLLEGE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE ARCHES III WICHITA ART MUSEUM SUMMER OPENING PARTY RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES WICHITA ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT EAGLE MEDALLION HUNT WINNERS CAR GIVEAWAY BARLETT ARBORETUM SUMMER SOLSTICE GARDEN PARTY MUSIC THEATRE WICHITA CURTAIN UP! CELEBRITY

& CHEF COOKOFF

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITAL GOLF CLASSIC REED FAMILY ELEPHANTS OF THE ZAMBEZI RIVER OPENING WEEKEND LEUKEMIA

& LYMPHOMA SOCIETY MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR

MURDOCK SOCIETY ALMOST SUMMER PARTY CHILDREN’S MERCY ANGEL WINGS TANGANYIKA TWILIGHT TOUR ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE GLADIATOR DASH HEAD FOR THE CURE FOUNDATION 5K WICHITA RIVERFEST TWILIGHT POPS CONCERT AND VIP FIREWORKS KWGA HALL OF FAME BANQUET OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM STEAMPUNK DAY MIDWEST BATTLE BUDDIES TRAIN A DOG, SAVE A WARRIOR FUNDRAISER JAGUAR UNVEILING EVENT FREEDOM HOOVES ROCKIN’ ROUND-UP BUTTERFLY HOUSE TAKE FLIGHT FESTIVAL

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FEATURES DESTINATION DOWNTOWN WICHITA MY FAVORITE SPACE VIP PROFIILE: WOMEN OF WICHITA

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DEPARTMENTS WHO WORE WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY? PEOPLE

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VIP CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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18 ON THE COVER Wichita State University Head Basketball Coach Gregg Marshall and his wife, Lynn

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Letter from the Publisher

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Roy Heatherly Publisher

elcome to VIP Wichita! Isn’t it great living in Wichita, Kansas? What a beautiful, fun and exciting city we call home! There are so many things to do in Wichita and so many things that make Wichita special. Downtown and Old Town are awesome: our museums, the beautiful river, our zoo, Botanica, the shopping, the fantastic local restaurants, our opera, music theatre, and so much more. What really stands out to me and makes Wichita different from any other city is you, the great people of Wichita. More than any other place in the world, Wichita has the friendliest, kindest and most generous people anywhere. VIP Wichita is all about you. VIP Wichita celebrates our rich culture, our wonderful history, all of the events that happen each month and the wonderful people who call Wichita home. We are so proud to be part of this city and want to show off its greatest assets. VIP Wichita will be published each month. You can find printed copies throughout the city in numerous locations or with one of our participating advertisers. Each month you will find VIP at events throughout the city. Don’t be

Volume 1 - Issue 1 Publisher Roy Heatherly Editor Scott Elpers General Sales Manager Molly Guidas Writers & Photographers Bonnie Bing Whitney Pulen Amy Geiszler-Jones Melinda Schnyder 825 East Douglas Ave Wichita, KS, 67202 (316)-268-6688 events@vipwichitamag.com www.vipwichitamag.com

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shy. We want to take your picture. If you don’t find yourself in print, then visit our website www. vipwichitamag.com or “like” us on facebook. Look for yourself or one of your neighbors in our many photo galleries. VIP Wichita will profile one of our non-profit organizations each month and will focus a centerpiece article on something happening in our city. This month, we look at the jewel of our city, downtown Wichita. One of the most exciting things VIP Wichita will offer is Bonnie Bing. Bonnie is an icon around our city. Each month you will see Bonnie’s touch throughout the magazine with My Favorite Space and Who Wore What, When, Where and Why? Bonnie is all about fun and brings fun to the pages of VIP Wichita. A special salute to Scott Elpers, Molly Guidas and our team of photographers who together have brought VIP to life. A special thank you to our advertisers who saw our vision and joined us for our inaugural edition. We hope you enjoy. We welcome your feedback. We also hope you keep celebrating Wichita.

Connect with Us for Events & Updates! @vipwichita VIP Wichita Magazine


7*1t Bradley Fair

Wichita Grand Opera presents The Pirates of Penzance Story & Photography by Melinda Schnyder

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ichita Grand Opera transformed Bradley Fair on May 20 and 21 with a full, new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. The development’s open-air plaza became a reserved-seating amphitheater with a pirate ship and floating stage that were anchored to the bottom of the lake, Opera on the Lake has become an annual traditional to bring opera out into the community, although this is just the second time since 2003 that Wichita Grand Opera has staged a full production on the water. Newport Grill partnered with Wichita Grand Opera for a VIP dinner and performance package that included a three-course meal with excellent views of the stage directly from dinner tables. On hand to greet guests were Margaret Ann Pent, artistic director and managing director, and Parvan Bakardiev, president and CEO.

Bill Oliver, Heidi Teichgraeber & Mary Lynn Oliver

Jonna Bolan, Lindsey, Sam Ramey & Samuel Ramey

Parvan Bakardiev and Margaret Ann Pent

Brad Shelton, Amy Shelton & Abigail Anderson

Timothy Korte, Rev. Dr. Mary Korte

Sam Harder, Stephanie Harder & Tom Brown

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WHO WORE WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY? BY BONNIE BING

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Joy Heinrichs

Anne Coffin

WORE: A vintage ensemble WHAT: Polo on the Plains WHEN: June 12 WHY: “I love clothes from the ‘40s and ‘50s so I thought this dress was perfect for today. My hat was inexpensive and my mom and I put some artificial flowers on it. And my mom gave me this little handbag last night. It was my grandma’s. I love it! “

WORE: Navy blue summer dress WHAT: Music Theatre Wichita’s Curtain Up event WHEN: June 2 WHY: “I wore the dress by Kit and Ace because I prefer streamlined tailoring and I like the solid navy color. Also I liked it because I could pair it with my favorite gold accessories. It’s comfortable too because the fabric has some stretch and I love how the hemline stands out. It feels fun and flirty!”

WORE: Navy blue dress with matching sweater WHAT: Music Theatre Wichita’s Curtain Up event WHEN: June 2 WHY: “I wore this because it’s new. I got it in Arizona. This light-weight sweater isn’t really supposed to go with it, but I don’t like sleeveless anymore.”


7*1t Scottish Rite Center

Pando Initiative 25th Anniversary Gala Story & Photography by Whitney Pulen

Brooke Aziere, Susan Norton, Karen Smith, Judy Frick & Nancy Hinten

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ando Initiative, formerly Communities in Schools, celebrated its new name and 25 years of being the bridge between students and community resources during its anniversary gala at the Wichita Scottish Rite Center on June 4. The Pando Initiative utilizes resources throughout the community and places staff members to act as student advocates in school districts in Wichita, Haysville and Derby. The program began with less than 80 students in 1990. That number has grown to help more than 200,000 students over the past 25 years. Board members, donors and corporate sponsors gathered at the Scottish Rite Center with the goal of raising muchneeded funding to support students in need.

Mason, Kim & Devon Biberstein

Danielle Cooper & Jason Sullivan

Matt Jackson, Susan Hussey, Jeese Glazier, Doug & Michele Wilson

Beth & Guy Bower

Sheryl & Andy Nolan

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Angie Costley & Galeen Koeppen


John & Barbara Fuller

Amanda Marceau, Carol Warhurst & Jackie Chambers

Linda Constable & Tim Witsman

Ralene & Emil Bergquist

Mark Douglass, Jan Luth & Terry Powell

Mary Beal Berchem, Carol Linnens & Judy Frick

Bruce & Patty Cole, Tim & Jane Link, David & Terri Moses

Tim Norton & Nancy Hinten

Lindy Precht, Curtis Thomas, Lori Wenrich, Jessica Folk, Jamie Norman, Chris Riedel, Carrie Moore, Christine Soto & Jim Ford

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7*1t Tallgrass Country Club

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DESTINATION DOWNTOWN WICHITA’S CENTERPIECE

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Story by Scott Elpers

ive in Wichita long enough and it’s difficult to ignore the divide between the east and west side of the city. Whether the two sides of the Air Capital intend to or not, growth and prosperity have become a battle between which side can one-up the other between Wichita’s two polarizing directions. As Wichita continues to expand east and west - with every new chain restaurant and box store - a new movement in downtown Wichita has begun building momentum as the centerpiece to bring the city back together again.

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BRAVELY ONWARD

t’s been four years since Fidelity Bank began its Bravely Onward campaign inspiring Wichitans to be proud of Wichita again. “We looked around and thought there aren’t enough people around with this type of message about Wichita,” said Aaron Bastian, a fourth-generation president at Fidelity Bank. “We felt like we could truly make a difference by putting this type of message out there.” Bravely Onward came on the heels of Boeing’s announcement to close its Wichita plant. Coleman had already packed up its gear and left. Wichita needed a battle cry. “It hit people in a way you wouldn’t imagine,” Bastian said. “It’s incredibly important for me, no matter where you live, to be proud of where you’re from. Everyone wants to be proud of their home town. It’s great to see that momentum building quickly in the right direction.” Bravely Onward’s message resonated strongly across Wichita. The doom and gloom, especially in downtown, is now replaced with the optimism surrounded by constant construction. Substantial planning has been the cornerstone of Wichita’s downtown development. A new master plan was adopted in 2010. Since, 67 projects in downtown Wichita have been completed or are currently under construction. Another 11 could begin in the near future. “I think the next two to five years are going will be really dynamic for downtown Wichita,” said Jeff Fluhr, president of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation. “What we have seen since 2010 is a half-billion dollars worth of investment, either completed or well underway right now.” “It’s inspiring. I am one of those people that seeing change makes it real,” Bastian added. “The potential is so high for where we are going. Here in Wichita, we’re entering on something close to the ground floor and are starting to experience this huge growth and appreciation of the downtown area.” Bastian, a Wichita native who recently returned to the city less than two years ago after spending the last decade in Oklahoma City, celebrates Wichita’s emphasis on remodeling and repurposing existing buildings in downtown. The long-vacant Exchange Place in the heart of downtown is full-steam-ahead on a dramatic overhaul. Union Station continues to add tenants and complete construction phases. Fidelity Bank, which started as a small mortgage company in the 1940s, took on an extensive renovation of a downtown building that had seen better days. Fidelity built its downtown headquarters in the late 1980s, then purchased the former Wichita Carnegie Library building next door. The building, which served as Wichita’ main library until 1967, originally opened in 1917 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The goal was to return the Wichita Carnegie Library as close to its original state - inside and out - as possible. “To be able to take something and restore it to its former grandeur and glory is really exciting,” Bastian said. “There is noth-

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ing else like it.” Fidelity continues to expand its downtown footprint, and sees other businesses doing the same. “We have been downtown as long as I’ve been alive, and then some,” Bastian said. “There is a lot more growth to come, especially as far as people living downtown. I think there is room for more. The vacancy level down here is really, really low. As that grows, I think you are going to have a lot more businesses moving back to downtown, with their employees already living downtown.” More than 400 residential units have been completed in downtown since 2010, with another 800 units under construction right now. “The market potential is growing and we’re nearing 100 percent occupancy,” Fluhr said. “Literally, as soon as we are building this, it’s getting occupied.”

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uzy Finn has a special connection with downtown Wichita that brought her back to her roots after spending eight years in other major cities across the U.S. Originally from Wichita, Finn spent four years living in downtown Milwaukee during college, then another four years in Washington D.C. “I wanted to come back and be part of making Wichita a great place to live,” Finn said. Finn has been with Young Professionals of Wichita for six years, including the past three years as executive director. Her office is located downtown, which isn’t far from her the loft on Commerce Street. “There’s a lot of character down here, especially with what the developers have done to keep the feel of old downtown, but make them new and modern,” Finn said. “It doesn’t look like you are wandering around a downtown that has all been built in the last 10 years, even though a lot of the development has happened recently.” Finn’s home for the past eight years originally housed her grandparents’ distribution business for nearly four decades. The former warehouse was developed into apartments and commercial space near the completion of Intrust Bank Arena, which sits a few blocks to the north. “It’s also where my parents met,” Finn said with a smile. For the past six years, Finn has watched downtown Wichita blossom around her. A pet peeve of Finn’s is when she hears someone say there isn’t anything to do in downtown Wichita. “There is always something going on. It’s getting to the point where you have to choose between which cool thing you want to do, versus having nothing to do,” Finn said. “It’s been great to see that.”

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A DIVERSE COMMUNITY iving among the high-rise buildings of downtown and the brick streets of Old Town isn’t just geared toward a generation of Millennials.

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“Downtown is creating so many options, from Millennials to Baby Boomers,” Fluhr said. “We have a very broad base in what we are seeing with residential and commercial development. There are plenty options down here.” As downtown Wichita continues to grow, so does its diversity. “It’s not just one small segment of the population that wants to be down here,” Bastian said. “Everyone wants to be a part of this. If we weren’t succeeding in growing and making downtown a special place, you wouldn’t have that type of diversity.” Robyn Wells, owner of Uniquities on north Rock Island, moved to Old Town two years ago with her husband, Dave Wells, when they became empty-nesters. Dave, president of Key Construction, has been instrumental in the recent downtown redevelopment, including the Old Town building they currently occupy in their one-of-a-kind, two-story loft. Wells’ loft has its own Wichita history. A light fixture above the staircase was designed from old exterior wall lights from the 17-story Allis Hotel, which was the tallest building in downtown Wichita during the 1930s. The Allis Hotel was demolished in 1996. Wells acquired five lights from the Allis Hotel, turning four into a large 600-pound light fixture, then used the other as a light at her front door. Much like Key Construction focuses on taking old Wichita property and making it new again, her business does the same with antique furniture. She travels to flea markets and estate

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sales across the country, finding unique items for her shop, which opened in October. “We’re not you grandma’s antique store,” she said. Her green front door of Uniquities is just feet from the front door of her home. Dave’s office isn’t far away. “We work, play and live down here. My car hardly has any miles on it. We can throw a rock to all of the places we spend most of our time at,” she said. “I love everything about living downtown. There is so much to do here.”

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large map marking construction projects that have been completed, are currently under construction, or have plans for future development spans across a large wall in the office of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, which is housed on the ground level of the Eaton Place building on Douglas Ave. Much like the Eaton, downtown Wichita’s geographic location in the center of the city has spurred growth in recent years. “There always seems like there is activity going on down here. Its central location seems to pull in a lot of people, giving us a unique opportunity,” Fluhr said. “When I first moved into Wichita, the conversation was the east and west dynamic. With Wichita, downtown has that central component.” What’s made downtown’s growth successful since 2010 has been its steadfast dedication to market research. What the people want, they get. The goal - much like Old Town - is an even


approach to commercial and residential development, with the idea they complement one another. town. You no longer have areas that are epicenters of activity,”

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As downtown continues to develop, Old Town has beDowntown’s development along Douglas Ave now connects new construction along the Arkansas River. Going east, the Douglas Design District leads in a direct path to College Hill. you get in the core, the longer restaurants and hospitality and an audience.” Commercial growth continues to climb with the addition the Arkansas will make it a destination for Wichitans outside of a small span during Riverfest. “If you look at a development map, it’s a complete mosaic over downtown Wichita,” Fluhr said. “If people increase their excitement about their community, their boldness also increases. We can have that here. We continually elevate our conversation of what is possible in Wichita.” Additional photography provided by Wichita Downtown Developement Corporation

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7*1t Fairfield Polo Club

Polo on the

Plains A benefit for Kidzcope

Abby Bartel, Melissa Smith & Debbie Fanning

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undreds turned out on the sunny afternoon of June 12 to enjoy the 2016 edition of Polo on the Plains. One of the organizers, Shelia Tiger, was pleased with the event’s success. “The third annual Polo on the Plains was bigger, better and raised even more funds for Kidzcope, the childhood bereavement center,” she said. “Guests sipped on cocktails, stomped on divots and enjoyed the afternoon at Fairfield Polo Club.” The event kicked off to a patriotic bang with a skydiver bringing in the American flag and a flyover of vintage aircraft. Along with sampling appetizers and taking in auction items, attendees viewed a variety of contests, including a best hat event and best dressed contest for both women and men. Elaborate hats were the fashion accessory of the day. The venue, which is set on open grassland in southern Sedgwick County, is one of the oldest such clubs in the country and offers competitive polo during the season from mid-May to September.

Lindsey & Brandon Litzner

Bill & Sally Simon

Heather Sinko, Ladell Papacek, Jolie Adams & Tabitha Richardson

Riley Tigert & Tyler Barrett

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Eric & Terri Leschuk

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David & Venessa Stupay

Rep. Mike Pompeo and Susan Pompeo

Christine & Tyson Porter

Julie Prater, Aeramy Porter, Sheila Tigert & Stephen Clark

Lenora Fairbank, Cheryl Mercer & Debbie Fanning

Randy Cooper

Natalie & Patrik Robertson

Earlene Condiff & Rhonda Hamilton

Gayle & Af Farha

Sen. Michael O’Donnell & Tiffani Calabrese

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7*1t Abode Venue

Hope in Spring Gala A benefit for the Kansas DUI Impact Center Story & Photography by Whitney Pulen

Kerry Moss-Davis, Ted Davis, Susan DeVaughn, Dustin DeVaughn, Rachel & Richard James

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he Hope in Spring Gala was held at Abode in downtown Wichita on June 12. The event was intended to raise awareness of the consequences of impaired driving and to support the Kansas DUI Impact Center’s efforts to help victims and their families. Such efforts include giving educational presentations in schools, providing crisis intervention services, and hosting an annual candlelight vigil. Gala attendees enjoyed a live auction, musical entertainment and a three course meal catered by Larkspur. Ticket sales, auction proceeds, and charitable contributions from sponsors will help fund services and programs intended to aid victims of crimes committed under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Kaleah Davis & Andrie Krahl

Chris & Sheri Bruster

Leah Lichti, Stephen George & Kristi Porter

Craig & Debbie Chizek

Angie Henson & Wanda Stewart

Brett Harris & Charlie Moon

Hollye & Tythan Miles

Helen & Greg Joyce

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7*1t WSU Rhatigan Student Center

Wichita State University 60th Annual Alumni Awards Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones

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he Wichita State University Alumni Association held its 60th annual alumni awards dinner June 2, where it honored five outstanding WSU alumni, faculty, administrators and staff for personal and professional achievement, as well as service to WSU and to society. Those honored as shining examples of Shocker excellence – in keeping with the diamond anniversary theme – were: Spirit AeroSystems engineer Joan Wagner, Young Alumni Award; retired English associate professor and longtime local movie reviewer Jim Erickson, Laura Cross Distinguished Service Award; associate professor emeritus of performing arts and longtime theater director, costume designer and actor Joyce Cavarozzi, University Recognition Award; Delta Dental of Kansas executive Junetta Everett, Alumni Recognition Award; and Colorado banker Bob Young, Alumni Achievement Award, the association’s highest award. After a cocktail reception, dinner guests were welcomed by Courtney M. Marshall, president and CEO of the WSU Alumni Association, while Dana Fleming Mastio served as master of ceremony.

David Stone, Liz Willis Henry & Tim Henry

Dave Dahl & Delinda Royse

Courtney M. Marshall & Mindy McPheeters

Beverly & Jim Rhatigan

Andy Schlapp, Emily Patterson & Tony Vizzini

Elizabeth King & Dana Fleming Mastio

Lindsay Nash, Heather Young, Meredith Gardey, Bob Young, Geny Sanchez & Margo Young-Gardey

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Wichita State University 60th Annual Alumni Awards

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7*1t College Hill

COLLEGE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE ARCHES III Mary & Carol Ohm Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones

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he College Hill Neighborhood Association hosted “Between the Arches III” – a walking architectural and garden tour of four blocks of homes on North Belmont – as its annual fundraising event June 11. The 100 to 400 blocks of North Belmont street aredistinct in that the section is framed with ornamental arches, built in 1925, at Douglas on the south end and at Central on the North end. Tour goers went on self-guided walking tours of one of Wichita’s earliest elite neighborhoods, with an eight-page packet of architectural and historical notes on each residence. Six gardens were open to visitors, as well. Some Belmont homeowners and other residents were available at the gardens and various visitor stations. Nearly a century ago, many of the homeowners and residents were early Wichita’s VIPs, including banker and aircraft executive R.D.W. Clapp, surgeon Harry W. Horn, hotelier and grain elevator owner Henry Lassen, Coleman Co. founder W.C. Coleman, and financial executives M.C. Naftzger and H.V. Wheeler.

Edgar & Courtney Smith

Kay & Peter Janssen

Vicky Howard & Bob Tutt

Ben and Neal Allen, Jennifer Steinkamp & Leah Allen

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Kristina & Jane Lincoln

Beth & Wes Regehr


7*1t Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum Summer Opening Party Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones

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he Wichita Art Museum celebrated the opening of its summer season exhibition, Chihuly Drawings, with a special patron preview event and public opening party May 21. Guests previewed nearly 150 drawings from across American sculptor Dale Chihuly’s career, which will remain on display until Sept. 11, in the museum’s Louise and S.O. Beren Gallery and John W. and Mildred L. Graves Gallery. The work, done in pencil, charcoal and acrylic, spans 35 years of the artist’s career. Patrons and opening party guests were welcomed by Patricia McDonnell, WAM director, with remarks by Steve English, chairman and CEO of TCK—The Trust Co. of Kansas, a lead corporate sponsor of the exhibition. The exhibition is organized by WAM in cooperation with Chihuly, and is supported by the F. Price Cossman Memorial Trust, Intrust Bank, Trustee. Belger Cartage is an additional lead corporate sponsor.

Patty Bennett, Helen Bullock, Sharon Heiman & Connie Kendall

David Kamerer & Deanna Harms

Ann & Dr. Dennis Ross

Mat Buckingham, Chris Angel Gomez & Richard Overby

Grace Haffley & Micah Taylor

Jenny & Ron Paulseen

Dianne Allison & Steve English

Jenny Findlinger & Julie Brin

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7*1t Terradyne Country Club

Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita 30th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Story & Photography by Scott Elpers

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Shotgun start at Terradyne Country Club

onald McDonald House Charities Wichita continued its unprecedented success with its annual benefit golf tournament by raising more than $200,000 this year. The tournament, now in its 30th year, was held at Terradyne County Club on June 6, and featured 152 golfers and 85 volunteers. Started in 1987 by Bill and Susie Wright, the annual golf tournament has raised more than $2 million over the past 30 years. The money raised has helped provide approximately 25,000 nightly stays for families with critically sick and injured children in dire need of support provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita. Numerous items were given auctioned, including an autographed basketball by members of the Wichita State University men’s basketball team and head coach Gregg Marshall, who competed in the golf tournament.

Gregg Marshall & John Chandler

Bill Voloch & Troy Biggs

Joe & Michael Lane

David King & Mike Ellis

Tom Kice & Jonathan May

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Jeff Wells & Chuck Jones


Tom Burkhart & Gary Read

Josh Free & Jesse Foreman

Scott Schneider & Pete Berlo

Rick Navarro, Joe Hallings & Jim Coen

Chad & John Blickenstaff

Sam Moyers & Aidan Dunleavy

Doug Rempp & Andrew Manley

Dick Kelley & Nate Griffin

Susie Wright & CJ Archer

Joe & Chris Hentzen

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7*1t Eddy’s

2016 Eagle Medallion Hunt Winners

Car Giveaway

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Photography by Molly Guidas

att and Ashley Dwyer, winners of the 2016 Eagle Medallion Hunt, were handed the keys to their prize - a brand new 2016 Jeep

Cherokee. The prize for finding the medallion was a pick of one of 13 new cars, courtesy of EddysEverything.com. It took only two days for Matt and Ashley to find the medallion. Two clues led them to an old-style drinking fountain in Edgemoor Park, near Ninth and Matt & Ashley Dwyer Edgemoor, where the medallion was hidden.

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7*1t Bartlett Arboretum

Bartlett Arboretum Summer Solstice Garden Party Story & Photography by Scott Elpers

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hat began as a party for close friends and family is now in its 13th year as a fundraiser for the Barlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine. Decked out in all white, more than 300 guests showed off their croquet skills, dined on southern food and drinks and enjoyed vintage music from Wm. K. White and the Presumptive Politicos and the Cherokee Maidens at the Barlett Arboretum’s Summer Solstice Garden Party on June 4. Guests included three generations of the Barlett family, from the granddaughter to the great-great-grandson and great-great-granddaughter of founder Dr. Walter Bartlett. “We are still honored every year by the nucleus of original support,” said Robin Macy, member of the Cherokee Maidens and steward for the Barlett Arboretum. “There’s nothing quite like it. It feels like you’re going back in time.”

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Dr. Shelly Steadman & Kyle Steadman

Leslie Gourlay-McVay, Mary Bartlett-Gourlay & Megan McVay-Daves

Sheree & Dave Utash

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Sierra Scott & Harrison Schenk

Margaret Gourlay-McVay, Mary Bartlett-Gourlay & Blake Langley

Kathryn Bond, Callie Dolloff & Jennifer Farley

Marc Zwygart, Betty Jones, Andrea Primm, Nicole Tharp & Kurt Kerns

Kelly Yocum & Holly Friend

Joe & Mary Hunt

Cherokee Maidens: Jennifer Melcher, Monica Taylor & Robin Macy

Bo Beins, Shannon Beins, Chris Newlin & Emily Umansky

LeAnn Burdick, Jana Hollingshead & Jessica Newman

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My Favorite Space Story by Bonnie Bing Photography by Whitney Pulen

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olly Gentry - Community volunteer, artist, wife and mother - can’t wait to get home to her favorite chair after a long day. She leans back and takes a deep breath. Immediately her dogs, Lady and Hank, are at her feet. “I love to sit here, and my husband Jeff sits right here,” she said pointing to the end of the couch. The spacious area is open the kitchen. From her comfy, box-shaped chair she can see through the large windows to tall trees, a pond and their flagpole. “The flag is always up and we light it at night,” she said. “It’s very pretty and when the moon rises over the dip in the trees tops it’s just beautiful.” Her favorite objects close by are family pictures and a crystal jaguar, an ode to the mascot for Andover Central, where her children attended high school. On the fire place mantel sits 26 tiny characters from India, enclosed in a frame. Getting them took some research and time to collect, but “I love them all,” she said. An enormous, colorful painting by Australian painter, Kerry Armstrong, brings Polly even more joy as she sits in her favorite space.

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MUSIC THEATRE WICHITA CURTAIN UP! Story & Photography by Melinda Schnyder

Jonathan Flores, Kevin Nietzel, Tanner Pflueger, Ryan Lambert & Jacob Wasson

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usic Theatre Wichita held its signature seasonpreview fundraiser Curtain Up! on June 2 at the Wichita Scottish Rite Center. The exclusive, highenergy event kicked off the company’s 45th anniversary season of Broadway-scale musicals in style. Wayne Bryan, in his 28th season as producing artistic director of Music Theatre Wichita, welcomed patrons alongside other Music Theatre Wichita staff and board members. Attendees enjoyed food and drink while interacting with many young artists who will make the season happen. There was also a special sneak preview performance from the talented artists who will spend the summer in Wichita performing in five productions. Dr. Jack Shellito & Mimi Balazs Shellito

Joy Heinrichs & Brian Heinrichs

Felipe Harris, Kalene Blanton & Lauren Voight

Wayne Bryan, Ann Baker & Roy Baker

Donna Walker & Marti King

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Bob Razook & Sharon Razook

Don Reinhold & Pat Reinhold


Jonathan Flores & Angela Trotter

Joyce Bachus, Dale Marcus & Anne Coffin

Ted Woodward, Dr. Darcee Datteri, Barbara Lyle & Thornton Anderson

Steve Braet, Dana Braet, Sheryl Caryl & Mike Hutton

James Woods & Nancy Reeves

Stephen & Lisa Eddy

Monica Deal, Christy Mills, Emily Stevens & Rachel Miller

Gloria Farha Flentje, Belden Mills, Anna Mills, Wayne Bryan & Bonnie Bing

Tara Clary & Carrie Hendrickson

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7*1t Intrust Bank Arena

Celebrity & Chef Cookoff a benefit for the historic Orpheum Theatre Story & Photography by Melinda Schnyder

Andrew Gough, Patricia McDonnell, Eric Fisher, Sierra Scott, Aaron Wirtz, Lela Meadow-Conner, Dr. Anthony J. Vizzini & Mike Grbic

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ight professional Wichita chefs were paired with eight well-known local celebrities on June 14 at the 15th annual Celebrity & Chef Cookoff, a benefit for the historic Orpheum Theatre. Ticket-holders could watch the fast-paced, Iron Chef-style cooking competition on the floor of Intrust Bank Arena, where dining tables were set up for guests to enjoy samples from nearly two dozen local eateries. There also were live and silent auctions. First place in the cooking competition went to Paul Guerrero (YaYa’s Eurobistro) and Aaron Wirtz (media personality), followed by the team of Jeremiah Harvey (Candle Club) and Patricia McDonnell (Wichita Art Museum) in second and Jeremy Wade (Siena Tuscan Steakhouse) and Sierra Scott (The Brett & Sierra Show) in third. Judges were Denise Neil of The Wichita Eagle, local wine expert Guy Bower and Bobby Lane, chef-owner of Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar.

Charli Singh, Stacey Baum & Adrienne Motley

Guy Bower, Denise Neil & Bobby Lane Wanda Nicholas & Larry Hopper

Tim & Susan Norton

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Sierra Scott & Jeremy Wade

Mike Grbic & Paul Freimuth


Patricia McDonnell & Jeremiah Harvey

Luciano Mottola & Dr. Anthony J. Vizzini

Edwin Coker, Erika Phillips & Jessica Brim

Guy & Beth Bower

Andrew Gough & Jennifer Reifschneider

Jana Durfee, Janel Razook & Georgia Stevens

Mike Sollars, Rhonda Riggs, Amy Courtney, Steve Wilbur, Nolly Wilbur & Rebecca Hoskins

Brad Morrison, Susie Longwell, Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell, Stardust Morrison, Sharon & Alan Fearey

Michael Murphy, Barbara Murphy, Connie Kendall & Bob Young

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7*1t Crestview Country Club

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital 10th Annual Golf Classic Story & Photography by Whitney Pulen

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redit Union of America and Air Capital Charities sponsored the 10th annual Golf Classic to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health. The tournament was held at the Crestview Country Club on June 16th. Children’s Miracle Network helps children and their families by providing assistance with expenses such as wheelchairs, family travel expenses, and medications. Bob Thurman, CUA’s President, and Roy Tuner, Air Capital’s Tournament Director, spoke at the award ceremony. Afterwards, Hannah Lindner, a recipient of aid from CMN, charmed the crowd by singing and speaking in support of the organization. All contributions go directly to helping children in need. The charity raised nearly $31,000. Trophies were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

Bob Thurman, Roy Turner, Kara Warkentine & Hannah Lindner

Mike Loveland, David Alfaro, Vince Lara & Mike Watts

Rick Tiedman, Allen Reynolds, & Jim Holt

Laurie Labarca, Bruce Witt & Dr. Karl Ulrich

Amanda Gish, Tosha Klein & Glenda Burkett

Phil Tilson, Joel Basinger, Dick Lewallen, Hannah Lindner & Jason White

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VIP Profile: Women of Wichita From left: Ava Fario, Helen Galloway, Sue Dower & Martha Salander

Story by Melinda Schnyder Photography by Scott Elpers

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f you’ve been to an event at Charles Koch Arena, looked for an adoptable pet at the Kansas Humane Society facility on north Hillside or played at the Sunrise Boundless Playscape in Sedgwick County Park, you’ve benefitted from the work of the Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation Inc. Those are just a few of the community projects WOW has helped support with more than $1 million in donations since it was formed in 2000 by Helen Galloway, the owner of The First Place fine jewelry and gifts store. The City of Wichita had approached Helen a few years earlier to support the construction of the new CityArts building. She asked about 60 other women and all agreed to contribute $1,000 to the cause. “I thought ‘Goodness, that was fun and easy. Isn’t it wonderful what women can do?’” Helen said. So she asked Sue Dower, who works at The First Place, to help her create and run Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation Inc. as a 501(c)(3)

WOW has given more than $1 million in donation since it was formed by Helen Galloway in 2000 nonprofit. “I think it’s my mother’s greatest legacy,” said Buff Dodson, Helen’s daughter and one of about 80 current WOW members. “It leverages the power of numbers and the strength of a group to make a difference in people’s lives.” VIP Wichita sat down with Helen and Sue to learn how other women and organizations can plug into the power of WOW. VIP: How is the Women of Wichita Charitable Foundation funded? HG: We have 75-80 members who each contribute $1,000 each year. SD: It’s a very simple formula: the number of members we have determines how much money we have to give away. Helen has picked up every dime of our expenses, so all the money that the individuals give goes to the charities. VIP: Who can join WOW? SD: There’s a misconception out there that

this is exclusive and you have to be asked to join. Anyone who wants to make a difference in the community can join us. HG: We’d love to get to 100 or more members. VIP: What are the criteria for organizations requesting money? SD: The group must serve people in Wichita, it must be a 501(c)(3) organization and our money must be used for special projects, not operating budgets. Once an organization gets money from us, they have to wait three years before they can ask again. HG: We love when new groups apply because it’s a new avenue for us to help. SD: Even if they aren’t chosen to receive money, it gets their information out in front of 80 women who give money independently of our organization. I had one member tell me she always looks at the list we vote on every year for her year-end giving because she knows it’s a good list.

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VIP: How many organizations do you help annually? We started out thinking we would give to one or two but when the requests for funds started coming in, that wasn’t what we were seeing. What we were getting were requests in the $20,000 to $25,000 range and then we had some that were as small as zations so we changed our thought process. HG: We get between 17 to 20 applications per year.

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on the amount of money requested. If someone requests a large sum and that is one that our members vote to support, then that limits how many others we can give to. VIP: How does WOW determine which organizations to support? the absolute deadline to get on the ballot is Nov. 15. We create a ballot with a short synopsis about each organization’s need, it’s mailed out to our members, they all vote by Dec. 15, the votes are tallied and then the money is given out Dec. 31. VIP: Why has WOW been successful? HG: Wichita is one of the most generous, giving cities in the these causes do a great job. Every year, I’m thrilled about who we help. We’re just a small part of a great network. SD: Women have disposable income now, which with my generation wasn’t always the case, and they want to do more than make the centerpieces at charity events.

For information on becoming a WOW First Place at (316) 685-3241.

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7*1t Sedgwick County Zoo

Reed Family Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley exhibit Opening Weekend

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Jane Jameson, Chad, Ella, Claudia & Hallie Salem

Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones

he Sedgwick County Zoo officially opened the new Reed Family Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley exhibit to the public on Memorial Day weekend. The exhibit features six new elephants that arrived at the zoo from drought-stricken Swaziland in March, joining the zoo’s longtime pachyderm, Stephanie, a resident since 1972. The new elephants are 20-year-old Simunye and her son Titan, estimated to be about 6 or 7 years old; and four females – Arusi, Talia, Xolani and Zuberi – who range in ages from 6 to 8. The 5-acre, $10.6 million exhibit, named for zoo director Mark Reed, is the third-largest elephant habitat in the United States. The outdoor portion features mud wallows, sand mounds, water features, trees and plenty of open space to roam, along with the world’s largest elephant pool and water cannons. The pool is 12 feet deep and holds 550,000 gallons. An 18,000-square-foot indoor facility includes a barn with a public viewing area. On opening weekend, visitors to the exhibit enjoyed nearly 360-degree views of the habitat from the shaded comfort of the covered pavilion called Camp Zambezi Learning Lodge.

Graham Shaffer & Emily Loehner

Helen Haskin & George Bousfield

Jolene, Dash, Chad, Ella, Carolyn and Clara Cohoon

One of Sedgwick County Zoo’s newest residents

Linsey Morris, Jessica Vestering & Ruth Morris

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7*1t Wichita Marriott

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Man & Woman of the Year

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he Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year Gala attracted a crowd of 460 to the Wichita Marriott Hotel on June 11. Will Wohlford and Tori Deatherage earned the prestigious honor of Man and Woman of the Year at the annual fundraiser. They were selected based on the amount of funds they raised during a 10-week period leading up to the gala. Deatherage brought in $57,602 and Wohlford $20,628. In all, $224,833 was raised for the organization, which works to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, as well as to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Evie Harding was also named Girl of the Year and Elias Silva was named Boy of the Year. There were 14 candidates for this year’s edition of the event, which began locally in 2000. “It was an awesome evening and we were very pleased with the outcome,” said Chris Elmore, campaign manager.

Darrin Reaves, Dylan Donner & Spencer Ware

Steve & Nolly Wilbur

Tom Henry & Heidi Knotts

Mike & Katie Andrusak

Emily Harding, Michael Harding, Gilr of the Year Evie Harding & Julie Harding

Phung Van & Chinh Dang

Lindsey Brewer & Jake Wayman

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Dawn Hamilton & Emily Fielding


Venessa & David Stupay

Corrie House, Jen Cole, Stephanie Hartung & Robyn Waller

Chris Kochert & Gentry Brown

Ben Young & Trace Wilson

Mackenzie Kautzi, Megan Clemens, Larry Provo & Janna LaCock

Steven Fielding & Grant Graybill

Heather Buchman, Stephanie McCurdy, Heather Huhman & Sarah Sinnett

Patrick Dawson, Monica & Sergo Castro

Kat & Will Wohlford

Jacob & Chloe Hildebrand

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7*1t Murdock Society

Murdock Society Almost Summer Party Gyan & Manorama Khicha, Diane Cline-Pollock & Tony Pollock Story & Photography by Whitney Pulen

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ichita Art Museum’s Murdock Society held a private “Almost Summer Party” on June 8 at the home of Tony Pollock and Diane Cline-Pollock. The Murdock Society is group of local art enthusiasts whose generosity helps to maintain a notable collection of American art in Wichita. The event was attended by WAM’s premier patrons eager to keep art awareness alive in The Midwest. Attendees enjoyed viewing the works of art displayed throughout the Pollock’s home as well as hors d’oeuvres, paella, and fine wines. Lady Diana Phillipson was also in attendance accompanied by the artwork of her late husband, Sir Robin Phillipson.

Charles Baker & Trish Higgins

Mary Eves, Chris & Susan Addington

Dennis Ross, Ruthie Gillespie, Jim Gillespie & Tom Estep

Bruce VanOsdel & Mat Buckingham

Tom & Nancy Martin

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7*1t Kansas Aviation Museum

Children’s Mercy Wichita Angel Wings Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones

Rebecca Johns, Sandy Pickert, Jewel Akpan & Becky Robbins

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he second annual Angel Wings fundraiser for Children’s Mercy Wichita was held June 3 at Kansas Aviation Museum. Children’s Mercy Hospital, based in Kansas City, Missouri, opened its Wichita specialty clinic in 2012 to better serve its pediatric patients in the Wichita and surrounding area. During the program, parents Cori and Luke Broddle of Wichita talked about the care their 5-year-old daughter Leni has received from Children’s Mercy. Leni underwent heart surgery and received a pacemaker implant in spring 2013. The event also featured comments from Ruse Brown, co-chair of the Children’s Mercy Wichita Council, and Marshaun Butler, vice president of outreach and regional practices with Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas. Susan Peters, who is retiring from her TV journalism career to focus on helping find homes for kids eligible for adoption, was the evening’s emcee. Following the dinner, program and live auction, patrons enjoyed the music of Annie Up.

Robert & Ada Sutherland

Ruse Brown, Jen Brown, Andy & Megan Frieze

Cori, Leni & Luke Broddle

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Cindy Carnahan, Bill Walsh, Kate Walsh & Gretchen Andeel

Jane & John Foster


Children’s Mercy Wichita Angel Wings

Bob Broeckelman, Bunny Broeckelman, Nancy Perry, Steve Perry, Mike & Pam Wegeng

Denise Batcheller & Robert Clarke

John McFall, Tara Shirley, John McClure, Ken & Cindy Roth

Melesa Coffey, Jane Foster & Courtney Darrah

Keith Welty & Clarissia Prater

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7*1t Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Twilight Tour Virgina Smarsh, Rebecca Miller, Jamie Organ, Kylie Piper, Allie Schneider & Cory Venjohn

Story & Photography by Melinda Schnyder

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uests at the Tanganyika Twilight Tour on Saturday, June 11 were the first to see the newly completed indoor penguin exhibit at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard. The annual event raises money to care for the family-owned wildlife park’s collection of animals and its breeding efforts during the winter months when the park is closed to the public. In addition to the penguin exhibit, guests saw animals usually not on exhibit and areas such as the cheetah complex that are typically not open to park visitors. A ticket to the event included unlimited interactive animal stations – such as ring-tailed Lemur Island or feeding an Indian rhinoceros – and visits with animal keepers. Twilight Tour also included wine and beer samplings and hors d’oeuvres served throughout the park, which is home to more than 300 animals. The evening ended with the Wichita Family Vision animal art auction hosted by Mark Davidson and Leon Smitherman from KSN News.

Zach & Samantha Bodine

Carl McGinnis & Zoe Toombs

Chris Fleming, Nicol Fleming, Kristen & Brandon Scott

Sen. Michael O’Donnell & Matt Fouts

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Adam Zimmerman, Dan Johnson, Sheryl, Kelly & Nathan Johnson


Jerry & Julie Carley

Dillon Riegel & Sara White

Tyler Higgins, Maddie Bebermeyer, Matt Lashley, Kari Higgins-Lashley, Krissi & Paul Willert

Dave & Kim Jenning

Kelly, Sabrina & David Adams

Jeanize Cilliers & Brent Winsor

Adam Young, Angie Young, Jerri & Mike McNaught

Partick Hampel, Adam Zimmerman, Katherine Zimmerman, Rodney & Tara Mitchell

Debbie Brown, Amanda Oertle, Sara Lemon & Alley Jamison

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Alzheimer’s Association

Open House Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones

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David Haase, Stephen Benson, Fred Hermes & Michael Steinberg

ith a cookout, outdoor games and live music, the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas Chapter held an open house June 1 to kick off the summer and sign up participants in a number of its upcoming fundraising events. Those attending toured the newly refurbished Education Center and Family Room at the nonprofit’s office at 1820 E. Douglas. Staff was also on hand to provide information and register volunteers for events that raise funds to help the association provide resources to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, their caregivers and families. Among those attending were Rick Stephens, a retired Wichita public school administrator, and Dr. Paul Harrison, a local trauma surgeon, who raised funds by bicycling more than 900 miles from Wichita to Winnipeg in May to raise awareness for the disease.

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Crystal McDonald & Maggie Gehring

Renee Duxler, Todd Alstatt, Brett Hogan & Fe Vorderlandwehr

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7*1t Sedgwick County Park

  

Story & Photography by Whitney Pulen

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articipants came from miles around to see if they had what it took to complete the Wichita Gladiator Dash at the Sedgwick County Park on June 11. This 5k race had obstacles ranging from water slides to wall hops. The race would have been challenging with the obstacles alone, but with the scorching heat, participants had to really push themselves to make it across the finish line. Competitors received an “I Survived Medal� to wear as a badge of honor. The proceeds went to benefit local charities, including Child Advocacy Center.

Hayley Grosser, Gail Simon, Shauna Claycomb

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People & Places

Voices of Rainbows United

Habitat for Humanity completes Wichita home in eight days during Riverfest More than 300 volunteers helped build a home in just eight days during the Wichita Riverfest. Wichita’s Habitat for Humanity sponsored the construction of a new three-bedroom home during Riverfest. The home was contructed on stilts at Riverfest, and will be moved to a permanent location in Delano. It was the 208th home built by the Wichita chapter of Habitat for Humanity, which is celebrating its 30th year.

The Camp Woodchuck voices of the Rainbow Choir performed a pair of songs for employees on the steps of the Wichita Eagle on June 15. The stop was the group’s first of its traveling summer performances. The mission of Rainbows United is to enhance the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services.

Rusty Eck Ford Adopt-a-School Golf Tournament Les Eck, owner of Rusty Eck Ford, and his wife Pam, hosted the 2016 Adopt-a-School Golf Tournament at Reflection Ridge Golf Club on June 13. The annual fundraiser, now in its 13th year, gives 100 percent of the proceeds raised to area teachers for supplies for students and classrooms.

Accident Recovery Team participates in Riverfest, local events Wichita’s own Accident Recovery Team attorneys were on site at both Riverfest and Blacktop Nationals, where the legal team was an official sponsor Riverfest’s Blacktop Nationals Admiral’s Collection on June 10. At both events, attendees had an opportunity to register to win a free big-screen TV. Pictured is Accident Recovery Team attorneys Todd King (left) and Norman Douglas.

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People & Places Admiral Windwagon Smith Meet & Greet at Riverfest poses for a photo during a meet and greet at Wichita Riverfest with Mike Greene, who was honored with the same position the previous year. Actively involved with Riverfest for 22 years, Dillard served on the board of directors and presided as chair of Wichita Festivals in 2004 and 2005. For the past 43 years, Admiral Windwagon Smith has served as ceremonial head of Riverfest activities.

Cajun Food Fest at Riverfest Goodwill Industries of Kansas celebrated their 30th annual Cajun Food Fest at Wichita Riverfest on June 9. enjoyed traditional Louisiana cuisine and live music by Reel Big Big Red Horse. Proceeds from this event support Goodwill job training & education programs.

United Way hosts Wingnuts Tailgate nuts baseball season on opening weekend with a tailgate party for its Young Leaders Association on May 22. Brittany Stucky, Courtney Hough and Nathan Harrison grilled up food and handed out free T-shirts.

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he Head for the Cure Foundation held its fifth 5K run/walk event in Wichita on June 4 at Sedgwick County Park. Head for the Cure was founded in Kansas City and from its headquarters there it will organize 20 run/walk events around the country this year to raise awareness of brain cancer. More than 350 participated in the Wichita event as individuals or in groups organized in support of a survivor or in memory of someone who lost their battle. Jeremie Ballinger, executive director of Head for the Cure Foundation, handed out medals to the top runners and presented the Keeping the Faith award to survivor Craig Lehman. The event raised $20,000 to support brain cancer research.

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he Kansas Women’s Golf Association honored Natasha Fife for her longstanding dedication to the sport during a hall of fame induction ceremony at Rolling Hills Country Club on June 7. Fife’s distinguished golf resume included being named a five-time KGA amateur champion and seven-time KWGA senior amateur champion. Nationally, she was ranked in the top ten in both USGA senior amateurs and women’s mmateurs. She also won the Wichita women’s amateur seven times and the Broadmoor amateur title three times. Some of Fife’s greatest work was off the course, where she helped pave the way for women’s sports during her 13-year tenure as women’s athletic director at Wichita State University.

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