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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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2017 BOTAR Royal Welcome

September 7th was the date for the 2017 BOTAR Royal Welcome at The American Royal Center. BOTARs, Escorts and Royal Escorts and their families enjoyed delicious fare from Relish Catering and learned more about BOTAR. The 68th BOTAR Ball will be held on October 21st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

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The American Royal Barbecue

The American Royal Barbecue was held on September 1st at Kansas Speedway. The Belles of the American Royal celebrated under their very first tent at the event. BOTAR’s and their guests enjoyed Smokin’ Guns Barbecue and dancing to the tunes of Whiskey for the Lady.

BOTARs and their Escorts had a wonderful time at the American Royal Barbecue.

(Front row) Amy Snively (back row) Matt Snively, J.C.

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