Local celebrities donned their dancing shoes and competed in a night of dancing fun while raising more than $84,000 for the Center for the Arts.
Harford County community leaders showcased their ballroom dancing talents at the sixth annual Dancing for the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, September 21. The event was held at the Bulle Rock Residents’ Club and included an open bar, food, musical entertainment, a live auction and a friendly ballroom dancing competition.
The participants took dancing lessons with professional dancers from the Churchville dance studio Dancing With Friends to prepare for the evening. More than 200 people attended the event and more than $84,000 was raised, according to a release.
The Center for the Arts said they were proud to have two former
members of the military involved this year.
Time was taken to acknowledge their service and the service of military
members and their families around the world.
Here’s a roundup of this year’s winners:
- Carolyn Evans, Partner at Sengstacke & Evans, won the Top Fundraiser Award for raising $14,345.
- Mary Anne Medeiros, Owner/Operator of Salon Marielle and Founder & Chairperson of the Red Pump Ball for Upper Chesapeake, won the Judges’ Choice Award.
- The 2nd Place Fundraiser Award went to Dr. Lisa Feulner, President of Advanced Eye Care.
- Suzanne Green, Y Director of the Walter and Betty Ward Family Center, received the 3rd Place Fundraising Award.
- Community Volunteer Betty Ward was presented with the Jeffrey J. Plum Legacy in the Arts Award. The honor is presented annually by the Center for the Arts to an individual whose selfless dedication to the mission of the Center for the Arts has made a lasting contribution.