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'Dancing with the PCC Stars' Set for Mar. 20

Tickets Are on Sale Now for PCC Foundation Fundraiser

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

Local businessman Joey Cuellar and fiddler Kellie Brown dance to Elvis Presley's "Blue Suede Shoes" in preparation for this year's Dancing with the PCC Stars competition.

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VIDEO: Meet This Year's Dance Teams

2014 DWTPCCS Practice Photos

WINTERVILLE—The performers are already rehearsing their dance routines and tickets for the Pitt Community College Foundation’s second annual “Dancing with the PCC Stars” fundraiser are on sale now.

Sponsored by Ward and Smith, P.A., Attorneys at Law, this year’s event will take place March 20 at the Greenville Convention Center. The program will include a dance competition, drawings, a live auction, dinner, and a cash bar. Doors open at 6 p.m.

“Last year was PCC’s first time presenting this event, and it was so successful in reaching our faithful supporters and attracting new friends that we are using a larger venue this year,” said PCC Foundation Development Director Lynne James. “We wanted to be sure that there will be plenty of room for everyone to join in the fun.”

James says this year’s dance competition will feature performances by six teams from the community. Scheduled to participate are WCTI’s Les Still and Anna Bulszewicz, The Daily Reflector’s Natalie Sayewich and Nathan Summers, realtor Rob Hall and his wife, Sarah, Attorney Ashley-Nicole Russell and PCC instructor Mitch Butts, BMX professional Mike Mancuso and Chikako Massey, and fiddler Kellie Brown and Joey Cuellar.

“Our dancing lineup is a special mix of people – some with star power, some with lots a local pride, and some with natural showmanship – all of whom have lots of heart for Pitt Community College,” James said.

Judging the competition will be WITN’s Lynnette Taylor, East Carolina University’s Carol Dashiell, who served as a judge last year, and WRNS radio personality Carletta Blake, who competed in the 2013 event. Talk of the Town’s Henry Hinton and his IBX Media colleague Jennifer Little will be the evening’s emcees.

James said “Dancing with the PCC Stars” attendees will be asked to cast votes for their favorite dance teams on the night of the competition. Members of the general public will also be able to vote for their favorite dance teams online at www.pccdancingstars.com, she said, adding that votes cost $10 each and there is no voting limit.

Tickets for “Dancing with the PCC Stars” can be purchased online and through the PCC Foundation by calling (252) 493-7287. Individual tickets are $75 (a $45 tax deduction). A table of ten costs $750 and includes name recognition in the event program.

James says additional sponsorship opportunities are available by calling (252) 493-7773.

Proceeds from “Dancing with the PCC Stars,” which will be taped and air several times on local television on dates to be determined, fund student scholarships and educational activities at PCC. Last year’s event, which was won by a team of salsa dancing public safety workers from Pitt County, generated 1,293 votes and raised approximately $30,000 for the PCC Foundation.