Dancing with Our Stars event to support Rotary, charities

During the weekly Chamber Coffee Thursday, members of the local Rotary promoted the 6th Annual Dancing With Our Stars event to be held at the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center Saturday evening.

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As of Thursday, fewer than 100 tickets remained for the event, which this year has only one showing at 7 p.m. Ten couples will participate in the event with the theme of Marriage Boot Camp Edition.

“It takes an enormous amount of time and effort,” organizer Jill Warford said, expressing gratitude to the couples participating.

Each of the couples is dancing on behalf of a local charity or other organization that impacts Bourbon County, such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Friends of the Fort, the Circles of Hope NICU Foundation, Relay for Life, 4-H and Lee’s Paws and Claws Animal Shelter.

Already, some of the couples have held advance fundraisers  to help support their organizations. After Saturday’s events, attendees can vote for their favorite dancers by donating dollars to their charities.

Awards will also be handed out for the most technical dance, most entertaining and judge’s choice as well as the Charity of Giving award for the couple who raises the most money for their organization.

The event is also the largest fundraiser for Rotary, with the cost of tickets going towards the group. Rotary President Melissa Wise explained the Rotary sponsors local projects as well as provides trash cans and benches for different parks and other areas of town.

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