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Congratulations, Caroline & Zack!

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chambers of Parkville, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Marie Chambers, to Zack Warner Royle, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Royle of Parkville. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Park Hill South High School. Caroline earned a degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Caroline is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – 2017-2018 Season’s Fall Luncheon

September 28th was the date for Kansas City Ballet Guild’s 2017-2018 Season’s Fall Luncheon at Café Sebastienne. Gigi Rose is serving as the Guild president.

Guild President Gigi Rose, Craig Sole and Susan Meehan-Mizer

Francie Mayer, Sara Bower Youngblood and Mark McNeal

Carolyn Price and Lisa Merrill Hickok

Additional photos featured in the October 28, 2017 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Larry F.

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party

Monica Mitchell-Werp and Paul Werp and Sharon and Lou Smith were the hosts of the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party, “Apéritifs and Arias,” on September 21st at Hallbrook Country Club. Guests enjoyed entertainment from the Lyric Opera Resident Artists: Lauren Auge, Marlen Nahhas, Tim Murray, and pianist James Maverick. The 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Ball will be held on April 14th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

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C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater

On September 16th, the performance hall at the Folly Theater was renamed the “C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater.” Steve was a dedicated volunteer for more than 35 years, doing everything from raising funds for the renovation in the 1970s to serving as chairman for the Light the Lights gala in 2012. Steve died unexpectedly in 2015.

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BOTAR Night at the Royal

BOTAR Night at the Royal was held on September 30th. Guests enjoyed drinks and delicious fare from Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria outside of Hale Arena. Children got the royal treatment, complete with face painting, cookie decorating and bandanna coloring. Afterward, everyone enjoyed the American Royal Rodeo in Hale Arena.

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