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UMW announces this year’s ‘stars’

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The University of Mary Washington has named the performers for its second annual “Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars” competition, according to a university release.

The event, which will be held on Saturday, October 11, is put on to raise money for a performing arts scholarship at UMW.

The release stated that this year’s performers will include “Theresa Crawley, a local dentist and member of the UMW Board of Visitors; Lisa Crittenden, executive director of the Hope House; Janel Donohue, president of Rappahannock United Way; John Fick president and CEO of J.F. Fick Inc.; Regis Keddie II, senior vice president of investments at Davenport and Co.; Rose Hurley, wife of University President Richard V. Hurley; John Moss Jr., attorney with Rinehart, Butler, Hodge, Moss & Bryant, PLC; Florence Ridderhof, a community volunteer and patron of the arts; John Wack, president of Eastern Sports Management and owner of the Fredericksburg Field House; and Joe Wilson, owner of Perma Treat Pest Control and a member of the UMW Board of Visitors.”

“Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars” will begin at 7 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium, followed by a reception under the stars.

“Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars” is modeled after the popular television series. The local version pairs 10 regional stars with professional dancers from Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio in Fredericksburg to compete for the top award and a people’s choice award.

Former Washington Redskin, and hall-of-famer, Darrell Green will host the event, and the panel of judges will include: “Gaye Adegbalola, Fredericksburg resident and international jazz musician; Corey Von Ginkel, member of the National Dance Council of America; and Susan Spears, president of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and a contestant in last year’s event.”

Tickets go on sale July 7 here for $85, plus a $5 processing fee, of which $75 is tax deductible.


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