LUMBERTON — The United Way will kick off the Dancing with the Robeson County Stars competition with a fashion show Thursday at Biggs Park Mall.
Contestants in the charity dance competition will strut the catwalk from 6 to 8 p.m. wearing clothes from six of the mall’s stores. Miss North Carolina United States Arlene Grady will be the event’s master of ceremonies.
The couples competing 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 fashion show will give viewers a chance to meet the competitors and vote for the main competition that will be held March 23-24 at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center. Tickets to the dance competition will be available for purchase at the fashion show.
The proceeds from this year’s Dancing with the Robeson County Stars will benefit the Robeson County Family Treatment Court, a court-monitored substance abuse program that works with parents who are at risk of losing custody of their children.