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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas – 2023 Mothers’ Tea

Lake Quivira Country Club was the beautiful site for the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas’ Mothers’ Tea on September 17th, which signaled the beginning of the Cotillion season. Mothers of the debutantes, escorts, and pages enjoyed the lovely afternoon. The 73rd Community Ball and Cotillion will be held on December 2nd. Lindsey Golubski is serving as chairman, and Cindy Ford is serving as Cotillion chairman for the Community Ball.

Cotillion Committee Members: (Seated) Emily Burns, Tami Radolf-Sigley, Cindy Ford, chairman; Susanne Mahoney, and Aileen Eidson (standing) Marsha Oyer, Mindy Long, Gina McCord, Nancy Zielke, Sally Dannov, and Eileen Heble


Cotillion Chairman Cindy Ford, Ball Chairman Lindsey Golubski, and Junior League President Jessica Fraser


(Seated) Erica Browne, Megan Crosthwait, Nancy Burns, Georgia Lightfoot, and Judy Sieve (standing) Ella Lightfoot, Emily Kates, Nancy Browne, Jane Sieve-Wilson, Kelly Lightfoot, Lori Crosthwait, Monique Barnard, Sandy Jackson, and Becky Jackson and Pages Annabelle Jackson and Stella Crosthwait (out of camera range) Reta Cailteux and Kay Kates

Featured in the October 14, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: David Riffel


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