2 Papillion girls named Aksarben Ball princesses – Sarpy County Times

Two girls from Papillion were among the Aksarben Princess Court selected by the Aksarben Foundation for its annual Aksarben Ball coming up next month.

Allison Marie Caldwell, the daughter of Laurie and Daniel Caldwell of Papillion, and Sophie Jean Denker, daughter of Julie and Lee Denker of Papillion, were both named to the court.

The princesses, as well as the pages and standard bearers, will be formally presented at the 2023 Aksarben Ball on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the CHI Health Center arena in Omaha.

"We are thrilled to recognize these exceptional Heartland families for their valuable contributions and significant involvement across Nebraska," said Kathryn Anderson, Women's Ball Committee Chair for the foundation. "Aksarben consistently celebrates the powerful involvement of families across the state who have ongoing vision, impact, leadership, scale and most importantly, Nebraska, at the forefront of their efforts."

For 128 years, the Aksarben Foundation has continued to focus on the sustainability and prosperity of the great state of Nebraska. The efforts focus on workforce development, commitment to the Scholarship program, community grants and support of those who embody the Spirit of Aksarben in the daily lives through ongoing volunteerism and civic projects.