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  • Blue Springs Beta Sigma Phi Council honors Valentine royalty

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  • Valentine Queens representing Blue Springs chapters of Beta Sigma Phi will be crowned at the sorority's annual Valentine Dance Feb. 15 at the Blue Springs Country Club.
    Queen Tamie Donaldson of Pi Lambda chapter will be crowned by Lisa Arnold; Queen Pam Long of Preceptor Gamma Epsilon chapter by Verna Freels; Queen Lona Fisher of Laureate Beta Theta chapter by Gennessee Norland; Queen Sally Jo Marquis of Laureate Delta Alpha chapter by Lana Thurmon; and Queen Karen Smith of Gamma Theta Master chapter by Cora Collins.
    Each Queen will receive a rose bouquet and gift from the Council. Queens and their escorts will enjoy a special dance to the music of DJ Richard Rivas.
    Lisa Arnold, Valentine Ball Chairman, announced the theme of the event is “A Grand Event: The Roaring Twenties.” No doubt there will be flappers in fringed dresses with long beads, jeweled headbands and feathers galore. Cocktails and dinner will be enjoyed by all. The event is chaired by Lisa Arnold, 1st Vice President of the Council. Serving on the committee are Lona Fisher, Gloria Green, Karen Smith, Joyce Barron, Crystal Arrowsmith, Michelle Daley and Cora Collins.
    The Council, comprised of representatives from six Blue Springs chapters, meets monthly to provide a means to coordinate the sorority's annual events: Preferential Tea, Valentine Ball and Founder's Day celebration.
    Beta Sigma Phi International, with headquarters in Kansas City, is a non-academic sorority with 200,000 members in chapters around the world. The sorority was founded for the social, cultural, and civic enrichment of its members. Grants exceeding $1 million have been made to institutions such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Mid-America Heart Institute, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Cystic Fibrosis, Go Red For Women, and Breast Cancer, and Heart to Heart International.
    Beta Sigma Phi is not a secret society. The Greek letters of its name represent Life, Learning and Friendship, which is the organization's motto. For more information, visit www.betasigmaphi.org or call 816-444-6800.
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