Lenore Taylor is married to Dick Taylor, owner of Taylor insurance. She enjoys Tar Heel sports, traveling and time at the beach. She has been a Girl Scout leader for more than 20 years.
Jerry Stephens Sr. is married to Wixie Stephens. He is a Robeson County commisioner and has been a business owner for 23 years.
The two will be competing in the Dancing with the Robeson County Stars competition on March 24 at the Southeastern Agricultural Center. The United Way event asks community members to support their favorite couple by voting with a $10 donation.
After about four weeks of practice, Taylor said their performance is coming together.
“It’s been really exciting,” Taylor said. “We’ve been over at Native Angels and we’ve had some young men that have been helping us. It’s been absolutely wonderful.”
Proceeds raised through ticket sales and donations will be used to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to the county. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which was established in 1996 by country singer Dolly Parton, provides a free book monthly to children 5 and under.
“We believe in the cause and we’ve worked with young people all our lives and we know the advantage of reading,” Taylor said. “That’s what we are, is what we read and how well we read.”
For information, or to vote, visit www.unitedwayrobeson.org.
For those who want a sneak peek of the action, tickets for the rehearsal, which will be held at 6 p.m. on March 23, are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. and no cell phones or recording devices are allowed.
Tickets are available at the United Way office, 202 N. Chestnut St. in Lumberton.