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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


The Victory Project – The Victory Gala and Sporting Invitational

The Victory Gala and Sporting Invitational raised funds for The Victory Project. Margaret and Josh Arnold and Dana Linville and Jim Alderman served as the co-chairmen. The Victory Gala was…

The Symphony League – Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 4th at the beautiful home of Kurt Knapstein. Tricia Scott served as chairman of the event. Ball Honorary Chairmen…

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation – Fall Breakfast

More than 1,100 guests attended Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s annual Fall Breakfast, which was held on September 5th at the Overland Park Convention Center. This year marks 50 years of…

Olathe Health Charitable Foundation – 19th Annual Golf Classic

Sycamore Ridge Golf Club was the setting for Olathe Health Charitable Foundation’s 19th annual Golf Classic. The September 6th event featured great golf, delectables, and entertainment. Funds raised support the…