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Auburn students invite you to dance the night away April 2
From press release
Auburn High School students are hosting a Dance-A-Thon from 5 p.m. until midnight, Friday, April 2, at the Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center. Admission is $10, and 100 percent goes to supplement the programs and services at the Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross. This year’s theme is Hollywood. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the local chapter.
Instructors from Arthur Murray’s Dance Studios will provide an hour of dance lessons to start out the night, with Auburn dance teacher Joey Claeyssen offering lessons mid-evening. From 6 p.m. to midnight, the Dance-A-Thon will take place with great music all for a good cause. The longer pairs last on the dance floor, the better odds of winning a prize! Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the local Disaster Relief Fund.
The Red Cross responded following the Haiti earthquake in January, working to turn despair into hope. The organization also answered the call to help those devastated by the earthquake that shook Chile last month. The Red Cross is present around the world—and is also here each day across the country for families who need help.
The Rock River Chapter is charged with helping local people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Proceeds from the Dance-A-Thon will be used to provide food, shelter and clothing to people affected by disasters right here in the Rock River Valley.
For more information about the Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross, visit www.rockriver.redcross.org or call (815) 963-8471.
From the March 31-April 6, 2010 issue