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2022 John Knox Village Gala: Born to be Wild!

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There’s no need for a passport to go on this adventure! 

6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at The Pavilion, the jungle-themed John Knox Village Gala: Born to be Wild is raising funds for the Raise a Roof for EMS capital campaign.

Tickets for this year’s event are sold out!

Here’s what you need to know about the evening.

  • -Check out the fun and exciting Live Auction offerings, which include some once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
  • To participate in the auctions and other fun activities, you need to register online. Guests will need to have a credit card on file to bid on auction items and participate in event activities such as the Wine Pull, Heads & Tails and raffle drawings. Save time before the event and pre-register by following these simple steps.
    • Register your phone so you can bid on items by texting Jungle22 to 243725. Your phone will receive an invitation to the Gala. Click on it and register. You will be asked to provide your name, address and email address. You may enter your credit card information at this time or click NO THANKS to add it the evening of the event. You can edit your account and credit card information at any time. The night of Born to be Wild, you will receive a personalized link that will allow you to browse the silent auction and bid on the items that catch your eye.
    • Suggested attire includes dressing in your favorite animal print or fun casual party clothes.

The event’s Honorary Chair is Dr. Fred Grogan, former president of MCC-Longview Community College. JKV resident Laura Vernon and the Yocom-Mueller Team, including realtors Sandie Yocom, Linda Mueller, and Rachel Kilmer, are co-chairs of the event.

Support for JKV Emergency Medical Services

This year’s gala will once again support “Raise a Roof for EMS,” a capital campaign that is raising funds to create new headquarters for John Knox Village’s Emergency Medical Services team. The dedicated area will include truck bays for all the Village ambulances; sleeping quarters; full bathrooms; a kitchen with a lounge/day room; and office space. What’s more, the new building will have dedicated training space that will be used to educate new generations of EMS personnel.

In addition to serving John Knox Village residents, the EMS team provides emergency care, aid and support to residents of Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Harrisonville and other Missouri localities. To accomplish their mission, EMS team members work 24-hour shifts and must be prepared to answer a call at any moment. It is vitally important that the team has an area where they can relax, rest and recharge during their downtime. They need to be ready for the next call. The current EMS base is only 790-square-feet and does not have the space, comforts or privacy the team needs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Born to be Wild Sponsorship Information





September 17
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Pavilion at John Knox Village
520 N.W. Murray Road
Lee's Summit, 64081
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