Dancing with the Statesboro stars

Dancing with the Statesboro stars

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      On October 1, 2015, at 7 p.m., Dancing with the Statesboro Stars, the major fundraiser for Safe Haven, will be held at the Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center.

      The money from this event goes to a great cause, Safe Haven. Safe Haven is an emergency domestic violence shelter that covers and serves six counties in the state of Georgia.

      Mrs. Kim Billings, Associate Director/Legal Advocate for Safe Haven, said, “ We offer emergency shelter, access to clothing and personal supplies, legal advocacy such as temporary protective orders and court accompaniment, transportation needs, help with the doctor referrals and medicine needs, a children’s program, a transitional living program, a rapid rehousing program, etc.”

      The money from this event greatly helps Safe Haven to “keep its doors open” each year.

      Dancing with the Statesboro Stars involves twelve local “stars” paired with twelve local dance professionals.  The teams learn a dance that they will perform on the night of the big event.  There are two ways to win DWTSS: The Judge’s Choice Award and The Fundraiser Award. The twelve teams will also individually raise money for Safe Haven.  

      Billings says, “I am honored to be a part of DWTSS.  It is so special and rewarding to be a part of something where so many people come together to help those trying to escape domestic violence.  I think we have a great line up of dancers who seem to be very dedicated to not only making the actual show great but making a difference in our community and the lives of the individuals who may fall victim to domestic violence.”

       This year’s Dancing with the Statesboro Stars is presented by Georgia  Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7p.m. at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center. The following are the twelve dancing pairs:

Michelle Davis:  Ron Washington

 

Beverly Prince: Jimmy McNeely

 

Alex Salmon: Gerald Hitchcock

 

Andrea Howard: Bryan Realiza

 

Erin Dalton: Devon Thompson

 

Crystal Evans: Justin Norris

 

Joey Fennell: Alaina Peay

 

Bubba Hunt: Marcie Crosby

 

Dr. Suketu Patel: Katie Walker

 

John Witherington: Jessica Zettler

 

Patrick Webb: Melanie Lewis

 

Chandler Dennard: Stacie McDaniel

     “The first Dancing with the Statesboro Stars was held in 2011 and we are excited to have our fifth DWTSS this year!,” Billings said.

       

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