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Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri – Holiday Mart

Bartle Hall is the site for the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart on October 19th through the 22nd. Not only will shoppers find great gifts, (including some for themselves), but the event benefits the community. For example, two of the beneficiaries are Wayside Waifs and Happy Bottoms. More than 5,400 animals will find forever homes this year, thanks to Wayside Waifs. As for Happy Bottoms, the organization provides diapers to low-income families.

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2018 Lyric Opera Ball – Ben Bliss

Prairie Village native Ben Bliss will be the featured performer at the 2018 Lyric Opera Ball. This is the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Ball, and the theme is “An Evening of Bel Canto.” The gala will be held on April 14th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The honorary chairmen are Carol and Humbert Tinsman, and Monica Mitchell-Werp is serving as chairman.

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Congratulations, Victoria & Jon!

Mr. and Mrs. David Branson Launder, Sr. of Prairie Village are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Reese Launder, to Jonathan Nicholas Fiori, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arthur Fiori of Seaford, Delaware. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stewart Brigham, the late Jane Hughes Smith and the late Mr. John Edward Launder, Jr. Victoria is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 2007.

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BOTAR – Mothers Dessert

The mothers of the 2017 BOTARs met recently at the lovely home of Cathy Schultz. Guests enjoyed delicious desserts from The Capital Grille and learned about the upcoming BOTAR season. Mandy Burditt and Amy Polen served as the event co-chairmen.

The 2017 BOTAR Executive Committee members smiled for the camera.

The beautiful desserts from The Capital Grille

Lili Shank was greeted by Committee Member Rachel Lewis Falcon.

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