By Wayne Allen
In an effort to raise money for the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross some participants of the upcoming Dancing with our Stars event have teamed up to host a Zumba Dance Party on Saturday. The zumba dance party will feature Gerald Cadogan along with Dr. Johnny and Taralyn Bernard.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portsmouth High School, old gym. Admission is $20 for adults and $5 for kids. The local stars participating in this years event include, Gerald Cadogan, Jonathan Eaton, Dr. Jesse Houghton, Nicholas Fite, Turman Helton, Julie Blackburn, Taralyn Bernard, Gina Chabot, Francesca Hartop and Cheryl Mershon.
“Each of the stars will be helping to raise money for the event (dancing with our stars). How they do that is by votes, we need your support to help them be the winner of the trophy,” said Vicky Hatcher, event coordinator. “Each vote is in the form of a dollar that will be donated to the local chapter. You can also vote for your favorite star online.”
To support the stars online visit, www.crowdrise.com/2014ohiorivervalleydwos.
Proceeds from the event will support local disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe, the transportation program and international programs through the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The event will take place April 5 at the SOMC Friends Center in Portsmouth. For more information visit the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross offices at 1801 Robinson Ave, in Portsmouth, or call 740-354-3293.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228 or on Twitter @WayneallenPDT