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The 2019 BOTAR Ball

Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and the pastel tones of Palm Beach set the vibe for the 70th BOTAR Ball. The event, which featured the presentation of BOTARs and escorts (and the darling little pages!) was held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Mandy McKee Burditt served as president.

Mrs. Brett Schoenfeld, Dr. Sarah Tate, and Mrs. Lee Sitomer


Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson Kretsinger flanked Miss Madelyn Thompson Kretsinger.


Mr. Russ Michael Moore and Miss Lauren Sue Hunter



Mrs. Brian Ramza, Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer Berkley, Dr. Ramza, and Karen Hornug


Mr. Frederick Coulson III and Balianna Kascade Honan, BOTAR page


Miss Hannah Margaret Arnspiger and Miss Madison Elizabeth Hise


Miss Katherine Coryell Hall and Mr. David Earl Hall


Miss Regan Lee Anna Stiles and Mr. John Crist Harper


Additional photos featured in the November 23, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: David Riffel and BOTAR


Children’s Mercy – Fore the Kids Golf Tournament

The 2019 Nick and Jake’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was held on October 7th. More than 240 golfers played at Blue Hills Country Club or Nicklaus Golf Club. Afterward,…

Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity

SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an…

BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello,…

Sheffield Place – Off The Wall

Off The Wall, an evening of dinner, drinks, and local art, was held on October 12th at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary…