From Harford Center for the Arts:
Tickets are on sale for the 3rd Annual “Dancing for the Arts” gala fundraiser which will include an encore performance by former celebrity dancers. The choreographed group dance will include Betsy Campion, Alan Doran, Claudia Holman, Lynne LaCalle, Jim LaCalle, Mary Martin, Eric McLauchlin, Lyle Sheldon, and Betty Ward.
The event will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Residents’ Club at Bulle Rock. The evening will include sumptuous food, open bar, silent auction, and the ballroom dancing competition. Tickets are $185 per person and can be ordered by calling (410) 838-2177.
The new Harford’s “Stars” include:
*Bill Vanden Eynden- Associate Broker, RKS Realty, Inc.
*Monica A. Worrell-Public Information Specialist, Harford County Sheriff’s Office
*Diane L. Sengstacke- Attorney & President, Home Title Company of MD, Inc.
*Chris Streett- Associate Broker, Garceau Realty, Inc.
*Paige Boyle- Director of Marketing & Customer Relations, Boyle Buick GMC Truck
*Craig A. Ward- President, Frederick Ward Associates, Inc.
*Betty Pearce- Board Member, The Village at Carsins Run
*Dr. Mary Teddy Wray- Laurel Bush Family Dentistry
*Jim Butcher- Artist, Co-Founder Center for the Arts
*Dr. Hugo Benalcazar, MD, FACS- Chief, Neurosurgery, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
The Harford “Stars” will showcase their ballroom dancing talents and compete for awards as “Top Fundraiser” and “Judge’s Choice”. The public can help choose the Top Fundraising Award winner by going on-line to www.CenterForTheArtsHarford.org where you may vote for your favorite dancer by making a donation to the Center for the Arts (1 vote = $1).
Gala attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dancer during the evening’s competition on October 2. The dancer receiving the most votes will receive the “Top Fundraiser Award”.
Deborah Pro-Marshall, Judge Angela Eaves, Tony Meoli, and Mark Welsh are returning for the third year to judge the dancing competition and award the “Judge’s Choice Award”. Dancing With Friends, a ballroom dancing studio in Churchville, will once again choreograph the dances and instruct the dancers individually for the competition.
The Honorary Co-Chairs of the event are Harford County Executive David Craig and First Lady of Harford County, Melinda Craig.
The emcee is Diane Lyn, Morning Co-Host & Midday Host 101.9 Lite FM.
The event is black tie optional. Contact Lyndi Richards, Director of Corporate Development & Public Relations for sponsorship information at (410) 838-2177 or lyndi@CenterForTheArtsHarford.org.
*Presenting Sponsor- Harford Mutual
*Art Masterpiece – Maryland Public Television (MPT) and Mason-Dixon Arrive Magazine
*Art Society – Comcast and Modular Components National, Inc.
*Art Ambassador – Laurel Bush Dentistry and Clark Turner Signature Homes
*Friends of the Arts-APG Federal Credit Union, The Aegis, Fast Frame, Harford’s Heart Magazine, and Diane Smith
*Art Gallery-Harford Cable Network and the Village at Carsins Run
Proceeds raised will help to sustain the Center for the Arts as they move forward to build a regional Center for the Arts in Harford County. The Center for the Arts will include music, dance, visual, traditional & literary arts, theatre, and arts education. In addition, it will have special event/business meeting space, and a heritage museum. The Center for the Arts is a is a 501 ( c) ( 3) organization, incorporated in 2005. Currently, their offices are located at Tudor Hall, the historic Booth property. Visit www.CenterForTheArtsHarford.org for more information about the Center for the Arts.