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Foundation Announces DWTPCCS Winner 

WINTERVILLE—After more than a month of voting, the Pitt Community College Foundation announced Thursday that the Pitt County Public Safety Team has won the “2013 Dancing with the PCC Stars” dance competition.

According to PCC Foundation Development Director Lynne James, the Public Safety Team—comprised of Neil and Connie Elks, Eric Griffin, Tina Locklear-Knox, Marcia Perkins, Kimberly Robb, and Procopio and Heidi Serrano—received the most votes out of the 1,293 that were cast, either during the dance competition or online.

The Public Safety Team was one of seven from the community to perform as part of a PCC Foundation fundraiser that took place at Rock Springs Center on March 7. The event ended up generating approximately $30,000 for student scholarships and educational activities at PCC.

On the night of the competition, Public Safety Team members danced a salsa routine to the song, “Mi Libre (I Will Escape),” to the delight of those in attendance. They earned an award for “Superb Choreography” following their performance.

Finishing behind the Public Safety Team in the overall voting was the team of Sara Beth Fulford Rhodes, Pitt County Clerk of Superior Court, and PCC Instructor Mitch W. Butts. The “Gangnam Dancers”—WNCT anchors Andrea Blanford and Alex Freedman and third-grade teacher Andrea Sears—came in third.

The voting process began in February, after members of the community were asked to cast votes online for their favorite dance teams. Each vote cast cost $10, with proceeds benefitting the PCC Foundation.

DVDs of the complete dance competition are now available for purchase. They are $15 if purchased directly from the PCC Foundation Office, which is located in the Vernon E. White Building (Room 2), and $20 if shipped. They will also be posted for purchase on the PCC website (www.pittcc.edu) and through www.pccdancingstars.com.

James said proceeds from DVD sales will benefit the PCC Foundation.