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Asheville’s own Dancing with the Stars event will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year with an all-star cast of local celebrities and community leaders. Modeled after the hit television show, the evening will include an intense elimination-style competition held to reveal Asheville’s top dancing pair. Coordinated by the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation, this event serves as a fundraiser to make Asheville a healthy and active place to live, work and visit through support of parks, recreation, cultural arts and transportation greenways. Proceeds from this year’s event will go directly to construction of a splash pad (a water recreation feature) at the new Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Community Center.

This year’s competitors will include Terry Bellamy, City of Asheville Mayor; David Bailey, CEO/President, United Way; William Anderson, City of Asheville Police Chief; Hank Dunn, President, Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College; Leigh Ruhl, Mission Foundation; Dana Davis, Financial Development Director, YMCA of Western North Carolina; Jim Williams, Roberts & Stevens; Kristen Weaver, Community Healthy Living Director, YMCA of Western North Carolina; Daryl Hart, Vice-President and General Manager of Hart Funeral Services ; Rockell Scott, Buncombe County Clerk of Court; and Jesse Ray Jr., Ray and Allen Funeral Services.

The Dancing with the Stars Gala will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 6:00pm at the Doubletree – Biltmore. Tickets are available at a price of $50.00 each or $90.00 per couple. Each ticket includes a complementary beverage, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of time for you to take to the dance floor with your date to one of the best local DJs around. Tickets can be purchased at the following outlets:

ONLINE at Eventbrite

The Black Cat Ballroom, 3724 Sweeten Creek Rd.

The Doubletree – Biltmore, 115 Hendersonville Rd.

Dr. Wesley Grant Sr., Southside Center, 285 Livingston St in the River Arts District

For more information about Asheville’s Dancing with the Stars visit The Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation on Facebook.

Logos, Photo, and Flyer attached. Please credit photo to Micah Mackenzie.
Photo Caption: Asheville Mayor, Terry Bellamy and APGF Former Board President, Geoff Ferland get ready for Dancing with the Stars at the ribbon cutting for the Reed Creek Greenway.


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