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Friday, February 12, 2016

Dancing With The Local Stars! Half a Million Reasons To Cheer

7 Years ago an idea was hatched in Muskegon by the Women's Division of the Chamber of Commerce where local people with a little notoriety would have the chance to emulate celebrities and professional dancers as seen on the national hit show.  Media people, holders of public office, shop owners were all enlisted to be a part of a fun night out and a few laughs as everyone took their turn in the spotlight to show off the moves that they had been working on with local dance pros and maybe raise a few bucks to help maintain the food pantries in the area who serve so many.


If you're wondering if miracles happen in Muskegon, well, you've come to the right place.  In those 7 years, "Dancing With the Local Stars" has raised an incredible $519,000.  That's over half a million dollars to help food banks and local programs.  It's been done by local people, who were willing to get a little out of their comfort zone, get a little active and maybe learn a thing or two about dancing!


Find Details on Facebook!

The event this year will feature 4 different shows, all at the Muskegon Harbor Holiday Inn beginning Thursday February 25th- Saturday February 27th with a special matinee performance on that Saturday at 1pm.  You'll find a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and cookies and you'll also find a lot of your friends and neighbors.  The Saturday evening show is sold out, but the shows will be identical and the cause is equally as awesome no matter what show you attend.


Visit the Women's Division Chamber Page


I had a chance to sit down with Chris Burnaw who's competing in the event this year as well as Mary Kendall who came up with the idea originally and we talked a little about the time and preparation that's gone into this year's event!  Take a listen to our chat below!







Here's the event poster!!!  Take a break from cabin fever and get out to see Dancing With the Local Stars 2016!!







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