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The 72nd BOTAR Ball

October 15th was the date for the 72nd BOTAR Ball, which was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The Ball had a chinoiserie theme, enhanced by panels commemorating Our Town’s landmarks. The lovely floral design was created by The Little Flower Shop. The BOTARs of 2022 were attired in stunning fuschia gowns, adding high contrast to the white, light blue, and navy blue decorations. Following the presentation of the BOTARs, Escorts, and Pages, there was the traditional waltz – this time, enlivened with west coast swing and performed on a dance floor that featured a hand-drawn BOTAR logo. Mrs. Dallas Polen III is this year’s BOTAR president. 

Mr. Phillip Greenfield, Jill Opelka Greenfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stewart Rixson


Katherine Sue Kissick, Elena Marie Humphrey, Abigail Claire Breckenridge, Beatrice Anne Workman, Mary Michelle Brezik, and Gabrielle Grace Clemente


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Starritt Scott


Mrs. Oscar Max Straube III and Mrs. James Young


Miss Camille Elizabeth Moore, Miss Elyse Marie Chinnock, and Miss Mary Elizabeth Havens


Mr. and Mrs. Don Oliver Walsworth, Jr.


Mrs. George Charles Guastello, Mrs. Matthew Julian Knopke, and Mr. Paul Charles Knopke


Featured in the November 26, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: David Riffel


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