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Newhouse House Party

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Newhouse House Party was held on November 20th at the Ritz Charles.  The theme was “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and all funds raised at the event will benefit the women and children served by the shelter.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, live music and silent and live auctions.  One lucky live auction winner will receive a custom-made cake from ultimate cake artist Mike Elder, who is a three-time winner of TLC‘s “Cake Boss.”  Amy Fox served as the chairman.

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties

Mother’s Tea
The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties held its annual Mother’s Tea on September 19th as the official kick-off for the 2010 Community Ball and Cotillion.  The event recognized the mothers of the 60 high school seniors that have been honored with an invitation to participate in the event.  The Mother’s Tea was hosted at the lovely home of Renee Bernhardt, where the Cotillion gown was unveiled and modeled by Miss Katie Gerlach.

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Amy Barickman

Enchanted Makeovers
Amy Barickman‘s new book Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun launched on September 2nd with an event at the Kansas City Public Library and a reception at the Simpson House.  A percentage of book sales that evening benefited Enchanted Makeovers, an organization that transforms shelters for women and children into places of peace and possibilities.

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Helzberg Collections

Grand Opening
Helzberg Collections™ celebrated the grand opening of its flagship store on the Country Club Plaza on October 7th.  Many guests joined in for the unveiling of the dramatic new store setting and to meet Olympic gold medalist, Dorothy Hamill, as she debuted her exclusive Love, Help and Hope Collection™.  Proceeds from the event benefited Susan G. Komen® for the Cure.  Honarary guest hosts were Shirley and Barnett Helzberg.

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61st Anniversary BOTAR Ball

2010 BOTAR Ball
The 61st Anniversary BOTAR Ball was held on October 16th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The evening was nothing less than spectacular — guests were blown away by the beautiful decor, delicious dinner and the traditional BOTAR waltz.  (Not to mention the dresses this year were absolutely stunning!)  A big congratulations goes out to Mrs. David Savage, president; and the wonderful BOTAR executive committee.

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