18 Couples Chosen for 2014 Dancing with the Randolph Stars
ASHEBORO (February 26, 2014)
TOP: Jenny Lynn Atkinson (left), a former teacher and one of the dancers for the 2014 Dancing with the Randolph Stars, talks with planning committee co-chairs Ann Hoover and Vickie Gallimore. Atkinson was paired with Richard Schoenberger, owner of Manor House Graphics.
SECOND: Photographer Juan Villa takes a dancer portrait of Leslie Caviness, a product development coordinator at Klaussner Home Furnishings, at the Meet the Stars event. Caviness will dance with Justin Parks, a CPA with Cherry Bekaert LLP.
THIRD: JW Kelley, vice president for student services at RCC, reacts to the announcement of his pairing with Tracy Burnette, an RCC faculty member. The Dancing with the Randolph Stars event traditionally includes at least one pair of dancers who are employees of RCC.
BOTTOM: Dave Craven, a commercial lending officer at Bank of North Carolina, and Brandi Crumley-Runyan, owner of Ennobra Bloom Boutique, show enthusiasm after their introduction as dancers at the Meet the Stars event.
Photos by Abbi O’Leary, Randolph Community College Photojournalism student.
The dancers for Randolph Community College Foundation’s 2014 Dancing with the Randolph Stars benefit were announced at a “Meet the Stars” event held at The Exchange Banquet and Meeting Hall recently. The new slate of dancers has started rehearsing for the popular fundraiser, which raises money for student scholarships at Randolph Community College. Each couple will perform a short dance routine at the event on May 31.
The 2014 dancers are Kim Allgood and Jordi Roman, Jenny Lynn Atkinson and Richard Schoenberger, Patty Banker and Todd Cutler, Micki Bare and Bill Walker, Tracy Burnette and JW Kelley, Leslie Caviness and Justin Parks, Sandra Childs and Steve Morgan, Linda Covington and John Pugh, Brandi Crumley-Runyan and Dave Craven, Julia Del Grande and Wayne Lahmeyer, Carri Hampton and Dean Wolfe, Sherry Johnson and Cris Richardson, Sara Manring and Brad Phillips, Jessica McGee and Toby Strider, Kimberly Miller-McDowell and Mark Strider, Alexa Modderno and Les Caison, Rebecca Moffitt and Will Rains, and McCall Tanner and Daryl Hill.
Two dancers are from Archdale, Brad Phillips and Will Rains; Alexa Modderno is from Seagrove; Rebecca Moffitt is from Trinity; and McCall Tanner is from Lexington. All the rest are Asheboro residents. Three dancers this year are Randolph Community College faculty or staff members: Tracy Burnette, department head for healthcare administration and office programs; JW Kelley, vice president for student services; and Mark Strider, Global Logistics instructor.
Dance instructors from Candy Brooks Dance Studio, Studio J Dance Center, Pointe South Dance and Tumble, and N2Danzn will be providing lessons for the couples. Lane Ragsdale will be directing the show again this year, and Larry Reid will again serve as the emcee. The judges for 2014 will be J.B. Griffith III, Reynolds Lisk, and LoriAnn Owen.
The couples will compete for monetary votes before and during the event planned for Saturday, May 31, at the AVS Catering & Banquet Centre. Every $10 donation equals one vote for the couple; online voting will end at noon on May 29. A website for voting online is located at www.dancingwiththerandolphstars.org.
Kim Brady, chief operating officer of Windsor Homes, and Neal Robbins, director of legislative affairs for the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, won the coveted Dancing with the Randolph Stars trophies last year, receiving the most votes and impressing the crowd and the judges with their shagging routine to “Stagger Lee.”
The 2013 fundraiser netted over $120,000 for student scholarships. For information about sponsorships and voting, contact Lorie McCroskey, RCC director of development, at 336-633-1118 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are limited but, if available, go on sale to the public April 1.