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61st Anniversary 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.

Also featured in the November 13th issue of The Independent

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(First row) Lauren Zimmer, Anna Ferber, Whitney Lair, Kaitlin Bowen, Carter Schwarberg, Kelly Johnson, Margaux Merriman, Paige Tackett, Anne Slaughter, and Brooke Bublitz (second row) Emily Weiner, Molly McMahon, Meredith Bush, Megan Turner, Emilee Weltner, Rachel Price, Paige Bangert, Katie Drisko, Catherine Dudenhoeffer, Caroline Sweeney, and Maddie Montague (third row) Lauren Martin, Chandler Hampton, Genevieve Brain, Kate Sweeney, Cate Stark, Mallory Thompson, Lexie Williams, Ali McNitt, Ann Phillips, Linda Howard, Laura McLerran, and Molly McGraw

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2010 BOTAR escorts



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