LUMBERTON — Ten couples will dance the night away Friday and Saturday during the United Way of Robeson County’s Dancing with the Robeson County Stars charity competition.
The fifth annual fundraising event will take place at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, located at 1027 U.S. 74 East.
Competing this year are Rhonda Williamson and Jon Davis, Michelle Hunt and Charles Townsend, Michelle Smith and Brian Britt, Catherine Gaines and Joe Terranova, Jill Britt and Owen Thomas, David McClish and Kristy Locklear, Terri Massol and Tim Little, Marla Bullock and Dennis Powers, Tanya Underwood and Hector Miray, and Angelica Chavis-McIntyre and Jason Cox.
The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Robeson County Family Treatment Court, a court-monitored substance use program that works with parents who are at risk of losing custody of their children. The purpose of the problem-solving court is to help break the cycle of drug and/or alcohol addiction that can influence the abuse and neglect of children by their parents. This is done through intensive judicial intervention, intensive addiction treatment, and support services. Without the proceeds from Dancing with the Robeson County Stars, the Family Treatment Court will not have enough funding to operate after June.
Tables for Saturday night’s event are sold out, but Friday night tickets are available and voting is open. Tickets for Friday are $30 and are available at www.UnitedWayRobeson.org. The Friday night show will allow live voting throughout the event, including voting for best costume and best dancers.
Voting is open now, and votes are $10.
The couple that raises the most money through votes will take home the coveted Mirror-Ball.