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The American Royal – Chairman’s Uptown Hoedown

November 23rd was the date for The American Royal’s Chairman’s Uptown Hoedown. Charlie Tetrick served as chairman of the event, which was held in Hale Arena. Friends and supporters of The American Royal gathered to kick up their heels and celebrate the conclusion of the 120th American Royal season. Proceeds support The American Royal’s mission to impact the future of agriculture.

Shannon and Scott Bassett with Kurt and Katie Dunn


Lindsey Patterson Smith and Stephanie Boryla


Ford and Christine Maurer with Mark McDowell


Megan Green with Ryder Kiesner, trick roper


Kathy Park, Nick Park, and Emily Park


Singer Jenny Marvin of Two Way Crossing led partygoers in a line dance.

Also featured in the January 11, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: MSH Photography


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