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BOTAR – Night at the Royal

BOTARs, pages, and escorts, along with their families and friends, gathered for the BOTAR Night at the Royal. This year’s event featured drinks, dinner from Zarda Bar-B-Q, face painting, and games. Afterward, guests enjoyed the 70th American Royal Pro Rodeo. Megan Bubb and Sacha Nana were the co-chairmen.

Melanie Wight and Megan Bubb

 

Sam Jones, Nathan Lutz, and Edward Thum

 

Ryan Carter, Maddie Hise, and Robin Brett

 

Lauren Hunter, Mallory McKee, and Maggie Keenan

 


Additional photos featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent

 

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