PDT Staff Writer
The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has two tickets to their “Dancing With Our Stars”, event on Mach 22. The seats have been deemed the hottest seats in town as the event has been sold out for weeks.
According to Mary Arnzen, Executive Director of the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, tickets to the “Dancing With Our Stars” event were donated to the annual Boy Scout Media Auction and the upcoming Bid Your Heart Out auction, to promote the event.
Local business owner Sean Boldman, purchased a pair of tickets at the Boy Scout Media Auction and signed up to be a corporate sponsor of the “Dancing With Our Stars” event, which entitled him to tickets.
As a result, he decided to return the tickets purchased to the Red Cross for resale.
The Red Cross is holding a silent auction for the tickets.
According to Arnzen the tickets are two, front row plush seats and comes with a dedicated server during the event. She said winners will also receive 500 votes for the star(s) of their choice.
The Red Cross is asking for an opening bid on the tickets of $500, with bidding closing on March 1 at noon.
Those interested in placing a bid on the tickets can call the Red Cross office at 740-354-3293.
Arnzen said a waiting list has been established for those interested in tickets, should any become available.
“Everyone can still vote for their favorite dancers. If they really want to support the event they can go online and vote on their star,” said Vicky Hatcher, event coordinator. “People can still call the Red Cross office to have their name put on the waiting list if tickets become available.”
The local stars participating in this year’s event include Jason Hanley, Owner of Party Pros, Marty Redden, Fire Safety/Emergency Management Manager at USEC, Elizabeth Blevins, Director of Communications for Shawnee State University, Barb Borden-Gibson, Project Director of the Scioto County WIC Program/Registered Dietician, Wendi Waugh, Administrative Director of Southern Ohio Medical Center Cancer Services and Community Health and Wellness.
Also participating are Elizabeth Scott, Community Relations, Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, Jeremy Burnside, Attorney, Clyde Fenton, Optometrist/Band Leader, Nathan Bennington, DO, Diagnostic Radiologist at SOMC and Amy Hassel, Owner/Stylist at Gabby’s Grand Salon.
“Each of the stars will be helping to raise money for the event. How they do that is by votes, we need your support to help them be the winner of the trophy,” Hatcher said. “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. You can stop in at the Red Cross office on Robinson Ave. and cast your vote or you can support some of the stars individual fundraising activities.”
The event will take place March 22 at the SOMC Friends Center starting at 6 p.m. with gourmet Hors d’oeuvres with the show will beginning at 7:30 p.m.
To vote for someone visit american.redcross.org/orvcdwos or at the Red Cross office at 1801 Robinson Ave. Portsmouth.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or firstname.lastname@example.org.