Dancing For Our Future Stars contestants meet partners
The 12 couples competing for this year’s 2017 Dancing For Our Future Stars were formally announced at a Pairings Party on Jan. 5 at the Floyd Center at Carolinas Hospital System The participants are:
• David Copeland (Savannah Grove Elementary) and Cheyanne Beck
• Barnett Greenberg (Greenberg Real Estate, LLC) and Meghan Burgess
• The Rev. Chris Handley of First Presbyterian Church, and Brandi Williamson
• Carl Humphries of HopeHealth Inc., and Meggie Baker
• Andrew Imbeau of ProMotion Rehab and Sports Medicine, and Hannah Yarborough
• The Rev. Will Malambri (Central United Methodist Church) and Katelyn Rodgers
• Ashleigh McIntyre (Raines Hospitality Inc.) and Cole Davis
• Chad Patterson (Raldex Hospitality) and Morgan Schoolfield
• Dr. Christy Prose (Carolinas Hospital System) and Chris Mixon
• J. Lawrence “Chipper” Smith II (Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC) and Georgeanna Kelley
• Rebecca E. Smith (Assurant Specialty Property) and Tyler Jordan
• Yancey Stokes (Honda of SC Manufacturing) and Erin Haynes On Thursday, March 30, 2017 local celebrities and their professional dance partners will square-off at SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at the 7th annual dancing competition. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the competition at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, fellowship, and an opportunity to win a custom designed jewelry piece donated by Lisa and Lex Matthews of Southern Jewelry Design.
After February 1st, fans can vote online for their favorite couple(s) at DancingForOurFutureStarsOfFlorence.com for only $10 per vote. The “People’s Choice” mirror ball trophies will be awarded to the three couples receiving the most votes. A panel of judges will name one couple “Technical Skills Winner” based on the contestants’ overall skills. One couple will also be chosen as “Most Entertaining” by the judges. Dancers receiving the largest number of online votes will be awarded the “Social Stars” trophy.
The School Foundation’s board member Ed Love and local celebrity Audra Coble will serve as master and mistress of ceremonies. The 2016 celebrities will perform the opening act and the KFA Fierce team will provide special entertainment throughout the evening.
About The School Foundation
Founded in 2000, The School Foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence School District 1 through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success. To learn more about The School Foundation, visit their website at www. theschoolfoundation.org. To date, the foundation has provided over $1,205,362 in grants to FSD1 educators and is currently leading a school readiness awareness campaign focusing on preparing all children to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to succeed. The foundation also launched Start2Read, a program that distributes age appropriate books and reading tips in local businesses.