What do you get when you supply local celebrities with dance lessons and invite them to a hangar dance? You get an aviation museum fund raiser, of course.
For the second year in a row, the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Wash., is holding its Dancing with the Stars fund raiser.
“We did it last year and it was quite successful. We raised $16,000. We are hoping to top that this year,” says Museum Director Kyle Kihs.
The museum partners with a local Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchise. It also enlists the help of local celebrities, such as business people and politicians. Each celebrity takes 10 dance lessons, then during the annual event when the band takes a break they come onto the dance floor and dance with their instructors, showing what they have learned over those 10 lessons, Kihs explains.
Similar to the way reality television shows work, the audience “votes” for its favorite couple by making a donation to the museum in the celebrity’s name.
The event is slated for Friday, July 27, from 7 p.m. to 11 pm.
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