The competition is on, the celebrities are recruited and the coaches are getting ready to leave it all on the dance floor as they compete for the gold and roses. The Feather River College Foundation is presenting the second annual, Dancing With the Stars and the event is guaranteed to please.
Ten couples are lined up to dance on the evening of April 29, each team consisting of a coach and a local Plumas County “celebrity”. This is the second year for the popular fundraising event for the Foundation, and the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds will be shaking with laughter and cheer at 7 p.m.
The audience will have two options to watch Feather River College Dean of Students Derek Lerch, or CHP Commander Sarah Richards flounce on the dance floor. There are floor side tables with refreshment and appetizer service, as well as general seating tickets available.
Floor side tables offer a complimentary beverage as well as appetizers and a light dessert courtesy of the Feather River College Culinary Arts Department. The tables seat eight or ten, and interested persons are encouraged to gather their friends and purchase a table.
The audience will also get to participate in a few competitions of their own. There will be a ball gown/ formal wear contest as well as a table decorating contest where fans will be able to decorate their table to cheer on their favorite competitor.
Many hands are at work on this event. Over thirty Feather River College students will be there helping, and some of the proceeds will go towards the programs they represent. Community acts will also be featured throughout the show including Quircus and Rhythm and Grace Dance studio.
Choreographer Debbie Edwards will be working diligently with the couples over the next month to get them ready for the show. With back flips and high kicks, these dancers are exploring all kinds of new ways to show off their moves.
“Last year’s event was such a huge success and we have big shoes to fill,” said Carolyn Shipp, Executive Director of the Foundation. “But our lineup this year is awesome and people are excited for this event.”
“It is just so nice to see people come rally around activities where the funding goes directly towards students,” said Fundraising Co Chair Lisa Kelly, “It is rewarding to support education in Plumas County.”
All of the proceeds from the event go to Feather River College Foundation programs, such as student scholarships, and staff and teacher mini grants.
Tickets for the event are $15 for general seating, $30 for individual floor side tickets, and whole tables are available by contacting Nancy Gambell at 927-7473. Tickets are available at Carey Candy Co., Moon’s Restaurant, and Bank of America. Questions can be directed to Lisa Kelly at 283-9900.