From Harford Center for the Arts:
Harford County community leaders will strut their stuff and showcase their ballroom dancing talents at the 5th Anniversary of “Dancing for the Arts” fundraiser on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Bulle Rock Residents’ Club. The evening will include an open bar, sumptuous food, live auction and the dancing competition. The participants are taking dance
lessons with professional dancers from the Churchville dance studio Dancing with Friends. The live auction will include beautiful 1.02ct oval hoop diamond earrings set in 14kw valued at $2,295 donated from Saxon’s Diamond Centers.
The public can help determine the “Top Fundraiser” for the event by going to www.DancingForTheArts.org and voting for their 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 at the event. The dancer receiving the most votes will receive the “Top Fundraiser” award. A “Judges Choice” award will also be given out that evening. Tickets are available online and are $185 per person. The event is black tie optional.
The Harford dancing “Stars” include:
*Eddie Ayala-Program Manager, Battelle
*Mary Hastler-Director, Harford County Public Library
*Martha Hopkins-Owner, Elberton Hill Farm
*Marcie Dresher Michael-Trustee, The Dresher Foundation
*Karla Slade-Pope-Retired Continental Airlines
*Tamera Rush-VP Defense Operations, STG Inc.
*Wayne Thibeault-Principal, Patterson Mill
*Aaron Tomarchio-Chief of Staff, Harford County Government
*Dean L. Vassar, M.D.-Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Honorary Chair is Susan Butcher Roarty, Trustee of The Dresher Foundation and winner of the Judge’s Choice and Top Fundraising Awards at the 2011 gala. The emcee is Diane Lyn, Morning Co-Host and Midday Host of 101.9 Lite FM. Aimee O’Neill will conduct the live auction. Deborah Pro-Marshall, Judge Angela Eaves, Tony Meoli, and Mark Welsh are returning for the 5th year to judge the dancing competition and award the “Judge’s Choice Award.”.
Presenting-Harford Mutual Insurance
Art Masterpiece- I-95 Business Magazine, Mason Dixon Arrive Magazine, 101.9 Lite FM
Art Society-Clark Turner Signature Homes
Art Ambassador-Laurel Bush Family Dentistry, STG Inc.
Friends of the Arts- MedStar Sports Medicine, Battelle, J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, Inc.,
Harford’s Heart Magazine, The Aegis, Harford County Style Magazine, APG Federal Credit
Union,, Betty Ward, Harford County Style Magazine, Increditek, Weber Messick, Harford
Cable Network, Brain & Spine Specialists, P.A., Kathy Casey, APGFederal Credit Union, Art
Gallery-ShopRite, Betty Ward, McComas Funeral Home, Roaritech, North East Racing &
Sports Club, Constellation Energy.
The money raised will help 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 is celebrating the recent April 2012 transfer of title of a 41 acre parcel of land in Abingdon from the Estate of Emily Bayless Graham to Harford County Government for the sole purpose of construction of a cultural center. The Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to nurturing art, artists, and community by providing a broad range of creative and collaborative experiences through quality arts education, presentations & exhibit in the discipline of music, dance, theatre and the visual, traditional & literary arts. The Center for the Arts will also include special event and business meeting space as well as a heritage museum for Harford County. For more information call (410) 838-2177.