January 28-- The annual "Dancing for the Stars" in Vidalia raised thousands of dollars for the United Way of Toombs, Montgomery and Wheeler Counties.
According to United Way Executive Director Patricia Dixon, "It was a big hit and our "Power of the Purse" committee did a great job. We have 251 "Power of the Purse" members and they were invited to bring a guest. We had 400 people in attendance. We raised over $19,000 dollars in votes for our dancers and that was just a blessing for our community. So many people will be touched and changed and we can't thank people enough for this big event."
The winning dance duo was Amanda Lawler Moore and her brother, Corey Lawler.
Six teams competed and they are (Back Row, L-R) Beth Bell, Thomas Babcock, Eric Reuschlig, Robbie Rosier, Evan Clark and Corey Lawler. (Front Row, L-R) Maggie Hilton, Cynthia Hall Joyce, Heidi Reuschlig, Heather Mead, Amelia Culpepper and Amanda Lawler Moore.