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Dancing with the Stars Helps South County Community Services

By Sue Moore

Dancing the night away is a fun way to raise money, especially if it is for a good cause, says Jim Shaw, board member of South County Community Services (SCCS). He should know, as his band played for many years for dances, but that meant he and his wife Virginia didn’t have much chance to “cut a rug,” he says.

The “Dance Across the Decades” will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Local 357 Plumbers and Pipe-fitters Union Hall, 11847 Shaver Road in Schoolcraft. Seventy-five percent of the ticket price of $75 per couple or $40 per individual is tax deductible and goes directly to provide client services at SCCS, Danna Downing, executive director says.

Shaw is one of the ten SCCS board members who has worked hard over the years to raise funds for the agency. He claims that he will need to purchase a brand new set of shoes. This is not because the old ones are worn out but his current choice of foot wear has rubber soles, and they likely will be sticking to the dance floor all night. This time he expects to be twirling Virginia around
to make up for all the years they missed.

It’s all for a good cause, he says, so those who just want to get together with friends, have a fun evening and support SCCS, are urged to attend. The tickets are available from any of the board members or just by calling the SCCS office at 649-2901. Tickets include music, food, and prizes for best steppers. The music will be provided by DJ Dan Can who plays all kinds of music from the 1940s through the present.

Board member Kristina Powers Aubry has planned the gourmet delights and munchies for the occasion, and ordered up plenty of beer, wine and soft drinks. She has a raffle going with prizes such as free rounds of golf at Angels Crossing, custom made furniture and other surprises she will only reveal that evening.

People who don’t want to dance but would surely enjoy watching the Shaws get moving on the dance floor, should get their tickets
reserved right now, says Larry Forsyth. He is also on the board and expecting to be in the peanut gallery on April 26.

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