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Ozanam – Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam’s Annual Hollywood Holiday Gala began 29 years ago as a small movie premier and has grown to host more than 800 guests. This year, the Gala will be held on December 6th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Sharon and Don Greenwood are the honorary chairmen, and Kathy and Matt Nordhus will serve […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Janice Keller Williams

Janice Keller Williams has been committing a great deal of her time to the Love Fund for Children for the past three years. She has served as the silent auction committee chairman for theLove Fund Golf Classic and the Firehouse Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament. Janice loves knowing that her work makes a difference in the lives […]

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Healthy U

Healthy U is a signature program through the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, that focuses on building a healthier Kansas City through programs on nutrition and undernourishment, healthy choices, eating on a budget and fitness programming. The Junior League of Kansas City’s Holiday Mart will provide proceeds for Healthy U and other children’s fitness and nutrition […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Jeanette Pregner

Jeanette Prenger has been a dedicated volunteer for Junior Achievement of Middle America (JA) for the past six years. JA is dedicated to providing students with education about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Jeanette currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors for JA.  She enjoys being part of an organization that […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Dr. Jim Maliszewski

The children at Spofford have greatly benefited from the kindness of Dr. Jim Maliszewski. Dr. Mal, as the kids call him, started The Spofford Breakfast Club, which brings colleagues and family members together to serve up a pancake breakfast for the children. He also organizes many events for the children including sending them to the theater, […]

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Excitement is building for the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Crescendo to be held on November 2nd. Crescendo will be held in an amazing new venue this year, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Magnificent music and dance, from jazz to the classics, will fill Helzberg Hall. More than 250 talented students […]

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Tablescapes

One-of-a-kind ornament designed by Michael Savage[/one_third] A wonderful BOTAR tradition, Tablescapes, will return to Our Town on September 18th and 19th. The September 19th luncheon has already sold-out and tickets to the September 18th Preview Party are still available. The 2012 Tablescapeswill feature 40 fabulous designers who will create 40 different tablescapes at the American Royal’s Grand Hall. Michael Savage, […]

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BOTAR President – Stephanie Kissick

Stephanie Smith Kissick was introduced to the American Royal at an early age by her parents, Sonya and Cotton Smith. Her father is a past president of the Saddle & Sirloin Club, and she enjoyed going down to the BBQ contest, the lamb auction cocktail party and the rodeo. As president of the 63rd annual […]

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