Event Extras

63rd Annual BOTAR Ball

A Royal Welcome
The BOTARs, escorts and royal escorts recently gathered with their families at the American Royal to celebrate the upcoming Ball which will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed a Mexican buffet and the Quarter Horse Show. Kim Manka Mann and Lora Garrison were the co-chairmen.

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Renovation Sensation Homes Tour

Helping SHARE
Drs. Leah and Louis Ridgway opened their beautiful home on September 11th for the Patrons’ Party for the eighth annual Renovation Sensation Homes Tour. The Tour benefits Shawnee Mission East’s SHARE program, the largest student-led community service organization in the country.

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KC Dance Day

Dancing Toes
The second annual KC Dance Day was special for dance fans of all ages. The Kansas City Ballet’s Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity was the site for the August 25th event. Guests enjoyed free dance performances, classes, demonstrations, delicious food, and special prize drawings. 
Also featured in the October 13th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Brett Pruitt and East Market Studios

The Kansas City Ballet offered free classes to dancers of all ages.

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Truman Medical Center Lakewood

Evening Under the Stars
The 7th annual Evening Under the Stars was presented by Truman Medical Center Lakewood, to help raise funds to purchase a mobile dental coach to help expand the Independence School District-based dental program. The evening included hot music by the island rock group, Soca Jukebox, and delicious fare by Plaza Catering. Brenda Shields and Nancy Lewis served as the co-chairmen.

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Meet & Greet
The families of this year’s BOTAR class recently met at the home of Debbie Kimball for a meet & greet cocktail party. The BOTAR Ball will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Debbie Kimball and Susan Scott served as the co-chairmen.

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