The evening started with some delicious appetizers including stuffed dates and quesadillas while we all waited in anticipation for an evening of entertainment.
A sultry crime-themed couple opened the floor with a performance to the theme music from The Pink Panther. Dancers inspired the audience from spicy Latin footwork and warm classy waltzes. Some dancers broke out with a fever and danced the disco.
Throughout the night, we were reminded that while the entertainment was awesome, the food great, and the company fantastic, we were really gathered to help those who are less fortunate than we are and how together we could help MCNC in its fight against poverty.
In 2010, MCNC lived up to its promises made at last year’s Dancing With the Stars. We introduced full fledged client tracking, we increased our programs and services, and we hired our first ever full time Case Manager, Sara Hill.
Sara gave two examples of individuals that came to MCNC in need of help and through the Case Management program have begun to thrive. In particular, one woman who received Case Management support is now partnering with MCNC and working within her community to ensure that children are properly clothed for the winter.
Principal of Lincoln Jr. High, Dan Funston, shared about the tremendous difference that the Five Star program is making in the lives of the students he sees every day.
In all, 350 people attended the event and $68,000 was raised to help MCNC in its fight to eradicate poverty in Marshall County.
So, thank you neighbors...
To everyone who helped, to everyone who danced, to everyone who gave, to everyone who cared and to everyone who will not rest until our community is whole….thank you.