As a young black woman growing up in Our Town’s urban core, Melissa Robinson had a lot to overcome. Her life could have taken many turns, but she decided early on that she wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of her dreams.
Spotlight on Centurions
Hannah Hasselquist was born and raised in Our Town. She graduated summa cum laude from Benedictine College with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and dance. Hannah is a member of Centurions, Class of 2016. She is the co-chairman of the Arts Task Force and serves on the retreat planning committee and the curriculum committee. In her spare time, Hannah is the director of competition dance at the Paola School of Dance in Paola, Kansas.
Grab your girlfriends, grab a cocktail and grab a shopping bag! Holiday Mart, a benefit for The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, will be held from October 22nd through the 25th at Bartle Hall. Ladies’ Night Out will be held on October 23rd. The event will feature signature cocktails, delicious fare from PB&J Restaurants, amazing shopping, and live entertainment.
BOTAR Name Dropping
Cathy Fligg Frame is serving as The Belles of the American Royal 2015 president. It has been one of the her most favorite organizations to be a part of. “My Aunt Nancy once gave me the best advice: ‘Surround yourself with people who are older and younger than you are, and you will always have a full life.’ BOTAR always gives me those opportunities.
Shop For A Great Cause
The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s Holiday Mart will be held from October 22nd through the 25th at Bartle Hall. Committee members are busy planning the fun-filled, four day event. Shayla Hammeke and Katie Minnis are serving as the co-chairmen. Holiday Mart has raised nearly $10 million for community projects since its inception in 1988.