Event Extras

2012 Community Ball and Cotillion

An Elegant Tea
The Mothers’ Tea for the 2012 Community Ball and Cotillion of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties was held on September 16th at the elegant home of Kay Lloyd. Guests enjoyed delicious tea and desserts and Kay’s daughter, Nora Lloyd, modeled the gown that will be worn by the young ladies. Janie Foltz is the honorary chairman of the 62nd Annual Ball to be held on December 1st at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

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The Kansas City Art Institute

Art and Design Auction
The Kansas City Art Institute held a kick-off reception on October 2nd for its 2013 Art and Design Auction in Vanderslice Hall. The big event is set for June 1st on the KCAI campus and will feature selected work from KCAI alumni and faculty in the live and silent auctions. The biennial auction supports student scholarships at KCAI, where 800 students are currently enrolled and about 98 percent of those students receive some form of financial aid.

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YMCA

Cheers for Challenger
The sixth annual Cheers for Challenger wine tasting and auction was held September 16th at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Local sports celebrities, including Royals pitcher Bruce Chen and former Chief’s quarterback Trent Green attended to show their support. Jenny Burkhead served as chairman. Proceeds benefited the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program that gives kids and young adults with special needs an opportunity to play sports.

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Waddell & Reed

Honoring History
To celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary, Waddell & Reed created the Traveling World War I Exhibition. On August 24th, Waddell & Reed rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, as well as completed their final stop of an educational tour that traveled to 75 cities in nearly every state. The traveling exhibit featured 66 artifacts, such as weapons, uniforms, posters, and flags.

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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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