Event Extras

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Fall Breakfast

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s 25th annual Fall Breakfast was held on October 10th at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 1,000 guests attended the event that featured the State of District address by Interim Superintendent Dr. Kenny Southwick, along with student achievements and performances. The crowd celebrated the Foundation’s support of Arts, STEM and Early Childhood Education programs in the Shawnee Mission School District.

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Rose Brooks Center – Casino and Auction Night

Rose Brooks Center’s 13th annual Casino and Auction Night was held on October 14th at the Overland Park Sheraton. Guests went “all in” at the event to support the families and pets served by Rose Brooks Center. Diana Keating, John Lathrop and Raleigh Lang served as co-chairmen of the evening that featured casino-style gaming, silent and live auctions and a Vegas-inspired chapel, where some of the guests renewed their vows.

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The BOTAR Ball

October 21st was the date for the BOTAR Ball. The 68th annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Studio Dan Meiners transformed the ballroom into an enchanting garden, where guests enjoyed the beautiful presentation, a sumptuous dinner and dancing to the tunes of Galaxy Red. Tracy Lyon Tetrick served as president.

The happy group raised their glasses for a special toast.

Mr. Christopher Steven Shank, Miss Tiernan Bennett Shank, Mrs.

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Kansas City Young Matrons – 100th Birthday Party

Kansas City Young Matrons gathered on September 16th at the Brass on Baltimore for a 100th Birthday Party. The event was the culmination of an 18-month Centennial Celebration. More than 200 members enjoyed dinner, dancing, birthday cake, and a celebratory toast. The historic club has served Our Town for a century and is looking forward to the next 100 years of service.

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Kansas City Young Audiences – Benefit Concert for Arts Education

Susan and Chip Schmelzer were the honorary chairmen, and Jana Meyers served as the chairman for Kansas City Young Audiences’ Benefit Concert for Arts Education on October 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tony Award-winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell performed a concert of Broadway favorites with the Kansas City Symphony. A Patrons’ Party was held on September 15th at the recently renovated KCYA building.

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