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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Community Ball and Cotillion

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the site for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties’ Community Ball and Cotillion. Stephanie Wilken served as Ball chairman, with Monica Browne and Sally Dannov as the Cotillion co-chairmen for the elegant event on December 1st. Guests enjoyed seeing the young pages, dining on gourmet fare, and the evening’s highlight: the presentation of the honorees, all seniors and juniors in high school.

Mike Nolte with Cotillion Co-chairman Sally and Dave Dannov


Eileen Heble and Susanne Mahoney


Allison Jianas, Mason Sigley, Bailey Holton, and Dawson Smitko, pages


Jan Jobson with Joby Jobson


Rebecca Baughman, Maddie Laughlin, Eileen Heble, Sandra Olivas-Talavera, Caitlin Eckard, Sara Cointment, Kiely Phelan, and Deirdre Pittman 


Maura Murray with Lily Murray


Rebecca Baughman and Jeannine Baughman


Marta Alvarez-Cendon and Molly Mahoney flanked the Honorable William Mahoney.


Angie Brown, Aileen Eidson, and Marsha Oyer

Also featured in the February 2, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel


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