As you may know, two of our members,
Shawna Stump and John Yanes,
are each participating in a very worthy cause

Dancing with the Athens Stars         
one of Athens' biggest fund-raisers. In hopes 
that you can help them make this a worthwhile
experience, please click here to read on.
Just in case you do not believe them, John has promised to show us a photo
from one of his rehearsals. Yes, he’s expecting a lot of smart comments already.
And have you noticed how terrific Shawna has been looking lately? She’s a DIVA!
John and Shawna are two of thirteen local dancers, who are dedicating
their time and talents for this enjoyable fundraising night of entertainment.
Neither has ever taken dance lessons before, but they feel that the
American Red Cross is a worthy nonprofit that is deserving of support.
"It comes down to folks opening their wallets," noted John. While dance
routine, technique and execution are important, the winning dancer is
determined by the number of votes they are able to get prior to and
during the event.
"I'm pretty competitive and in this case you can buy votes. I need your vote," 
noted John. Shawna is not quite so outspoken, but she wants your votes too.
Everyone can participate in the voting by making a donation to the
American Red Cross. Each $10 donation buys a vote for the competing
dancer of your choice. For example, a $50 dollar donation gets you 5 votes,
a $100 donation gets you 10 votes. You can vote by making checks payable
to the American Red Cross, noting "John Yanes" or “Shawna Stump”
in the memo section of your check.
Your donations can be mailed to:
Cindy Oremus, Event Coordinator
ARC-Dancing with the Athens Stars
7737 Country Club Road
Athens, Ohio 45701
All donations are tax deductible

From the Opera House’s Web site:

Stuart's Opera House welcomes the third annual Dancing with the Athens Stars!
This is a fundraiser benefitting the American Red Cross. Doors will open at 6:00
with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The show, modeled after the hit TV show,
will begin at 7:30. Celebrity dancers are; Larry Cross, Jean Cunningham,
Renee DeLuca, Jeff Jacobs, Steve Patterson, Brooks Purdy, Dr. James Sammons,
Mary Strother, Shawna Stump, Jessica Wingett, Stevie Wooddell, and John Yanes.

Tickets are still available for this fun filled and exciting evening
(main floor $100 – balcony $75). For more information or to purchase tickets, contact

Cindy Oremus (740-591-2827) or Joni Hodgson (740-707-8004)

      The American Red Cross

             will hold its annual

 "Dancing with the Athens Stars"

       Stuart’s Opera House
          Nelsonville, Ohio

       Saturday, April 21,2012

  6:00 hors d’oeuvres & cash bar
              7:30 Program