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The Belles of the American Royal – Presidents’ Tea

Cynthia Pistilli Savage, Caroline Savage, and Lindley Savage served as co-chairmen of the 2019 BOTAR Presidents’ Tea. The September 7th event was held at The Kansas City Country Club. The 2019 BOTAR class and the Pages were introduced to the guests. The BOTAR Ball will be held on October 19th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.


Madelyn Kretsinger, Michaela Henne, Elizabeth Horner, Ellen St. Clair, and Katie Hall


Madison Hyatt, Chloie Costello, Grace Guignon, Mallory McKee, and AnnaHelen Weber


Lauren Zastrow, Hannah Arnspiger, Alex Maday, Emily Ramza, and Isabel Kramer


(Seated) Annie Savage, Regan Stiles, and Lauren Hunter (standing) Katie Tetrick, Sam Jones, Madison Hise, and Betsy Sundeen


 Kristie Larson, Charlie Tetrick, Angie Stanland, and Glen Alan Phillips, The American Royal


BOTAR Pages Lillian Hosty, Kate Schilling, Elizabeth Stadler, and Balianna Honan


Additional photos featured in the October 12, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo Credit:  David Riffel and BOTAR


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…

Kansas City Ballet – Season Launch Party

Devon Carney and Jeffrey J. Bentley, both with Kansas City Ballet, welcomed guests to the 62nd season of Kansas City Ballet at its annual Season Launch Party. The October 11th…

The Kansas City Ballet Guild – Nutcracker Ball

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Ball will be held on November 23rd at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Sandy and Dr. Roger Jackson are the honorary chairmen,…

Park University – Stanislav & Friends

Honorary Chairmen Edith and Benny Lee received the First Annual Maestro Award from Greg Gunderson, Park University; at Stanislav & Friends on September 20th. The event was held on stage…