Event Extras

Belles of the American Royal

Royal Roundup
On October 11th, BOTARS and their escorts kicked up their heels at the Royal Roundup at the Saddle and Sirloin Club. Katherine Sweeney, Anna Price, Molly Crawford, Sarah Luby, Morgan Gonder, Caroline Hodge, Annie Burcham, Katherine Bruce, Amanda Haviland, and Allie Hartman-Frost were the hosts. Guests enjoyed delicious barbecue, entertainment by Tracy Allison and the Drive, a mechanical bull, and plenty of two stepping.

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Musical Theater Heritage

A Rich Heritage
The Gala Dinner Auction, a benefit for Musical Theater Heritage, was held recently at The River Club. Proceeds from the event support MTH productions at Crown Center, as well as support for its nationally syndicated radio program, A Night on the Town, which celebrates the 100-year history of the American musical. Ed Milbank was the honorary chairman, and Largo Leslie Callenbach served as the chairman.

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March of Dimes

Honoring Nurses
October 25th  was the date for the March of Dimes’ Future of Nursing Awards Gala. Felisha McDougald was the honorary chairman, and Dr. Karen Cox, Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics; served as the chairman of the event which was held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Awards were presented to 17 nurses from a variety of practice settings. Bonnie and Mark Barnes, the DAISY Foundation; were the keynote speakers.

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Saint Luke’s East Hospital

Red Carpet Elegance
On October 26th, guests stepped out onto the red carpet for an elegant eventing at Saint Luke’s East Hospital’s Boo Ball. The event raised funds for cancer infusion services and the Renewal of Hope Fund, an assistance fund for cancer patients. Debra and Chip Moxley and Lauren and Brian Johnson served as the co-chairmen.

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Spofford Butterfly Gala & Auction

HOPE Took Flight
On October 19th, more than 400 guests gathered to celebrate Spofford’s mission of transforming lives at the Spofford Butterfly Gala & Auction. The annual event raises funds to support Spofford’s mission to provide residential and community-based services for children with emotional and behavioral disturbances attributed to abuse, neglect and childhood mental illness.  Janine and Doug Nickerson and Dede and Paty Daves served as co-chairmen.

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