What??? I’m Dancing???

Posted by on 02.05.18 in Students

Yes indeed, I am, and it’s for a worthy cause close to our student’s home.  The 10th Annual Dancing with the Local Stars, takes place from February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, at the Muskegon Holiday Inn, and is sponsored by the Women’s Division of the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce.  This is the largest annual fundraiser for the food pantries of Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, and Oceana Counties, and in year 10, it is still going strong.  Muskegon Community College’s Jayhawk Pantry is among those benefiting.  We have raised over $725,000 total since 2009, and last year alone we raised over $125,000. We hope to surpass that goal this year.

As this is a reunion year, all past community stars have been asked to dance again.  I am dancing with my original professional partner, Lisa Jirikovic, along with 5 others who were Lisa’s past partners.  We call our team “Blast from the Past.” And yes, that is Norton Shores Mayor Gary “John Travolta” Nelund second from the left ;-).   Here’s how to help:

  • Purchase tickets to the performance, still available for February 16, 17, 22, and the Saturday matinee on February 24. Get your tickets soon, if you are planning to attend!  For tickets, contact Mary Kendall at (231) 798-4244 or kendallmarya@gmail.com.
  • If you are unable to be a sponsor or attend, please consider making a donation into our donation box. Make your check out to “W.D.C.C.”  or Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce.  We must receive all checks by Thursday February 15. My donation box is located at the reception desk in Room 400 Main Building and will be at the event for each performance.

Thank you so much for your support, and hope to see you at this exciting and fun event!

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