The 25th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball, hosted by co-chairs Mrs. Lisa Sirridge and Mrs. Regina Klepikow, on December 7th transformed the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown into a Sugar Plum Fairy experience. Guests enjoyed the Kansas City Youth Ballet performance and an elegant three-course luncheon. It was indeed all about the twinkle and sparkle of the holidays as guests were treated with beautiful face painting, photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy and shopping at the Nutcracker market. Emcee Christa Dubill honored DeVette Ashley for her vision of this event 25 years ago. At the end of the feast, everyone was whisked away to the matinee performance of The Nutcracker presented by Kansas City Ballet and sponsored by Bank of America. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the start of the holiday season.
Photography by Larry F. Levenson