LUMBERTON — Life is about experience, which is why Cheryl Page signed on for the Dancing with the Robeson County Stars.
“It’s just been great fun,” Page said of the United Way fund-raising event. “Our dance is just fantastic if we can pull it off, I’m nervous about it but not so much. That’s the fun in life is to try and experience new things, and so that’s what this is. I’m being brave.”
Page, a native of Robeson County who works for BB&T, is the centralized operations manager in Lumberton. She’s partnering up with John “Big Wayne” Robinson, a Lumberton councilman and owner of Big Wayne’s Towing and Automotive at 231 Meadow Road.
“It’s just been great fun. John and I have had a lot of fun clowning around, but it’s hard work,” Page said. “We’re practicing every week. So it’s lots to do when you’re 50 plus.”
Robin Peace also signed up for the competition in order to have a unique experience — and to get to know new people.
“I didn’t know my dance partner — a lot of other people in the community know him, but I didn’t know him,” Peace said.
Peace, who works as the vice president and chief medical officer of Robeson Health Care Corporation, is talking about Emmett Brown, a retired law enforcement officer who works part time for the Red Springs Police Department. Brown is trading in his work shoes for dance shoes, but Peace remains tight lipped about the pair’s routine.
The second annual dance event will be held on March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Agricultural Center and Farmers Market. The United Way event asks people to support their favorite couple by voting with a $10 donation. The couple with the most votes will win the competition.