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Celebrities announced for 2015 Dancing With The Stars of Florence

on Tuesday, 22 December 2015. Posted in Good life, Local News

The School Foundation announces plans and celebrities for its Sixth Annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence 2016. On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, local celebrities and their professional dance partners will square off at SiMT for a chance to win the coveted mirror ball trophy at the 6th Annual Dancing With The Stars of Florence.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the competition at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy food, beverages, fellowship, and an opportunity to win a custom designed jewelry piece, donated by Lisa and Lex Matthews of Southern Jewelry Design. A Pairings Party will be held on Jan. 7 to formally announce the dance couples.

Each couple is able to reserve tables for their supporters and tables are typically sold out at the Pairings Party. Anyone interested in purchasing tables or tickets may contact one of the dancers listed below or Debbie Hyler at (843) 662-9996 prior to Jan.7. Pricing for tables of eight guests begins at $1,000 and individual tickets sell for $75.

This year’s celebrity dancers are:

  • Adam Crosson – ReMAX Professionals
  • Deb Davis – Assurant Specialty Property
  • Dr. Bill Hazelwood – McLeod Critical Care Hospitalist
  • Dr. Brian Naylor – McLeod Pediatric Associates
  • Dr. Michael Foxworth – HopeHealth
  • Dr. Supen Patel – Carolinas Rheumatology & Osteoporosis Center
  • Dwayne Brockington – First Reliance Bank
  • George Jebaily – Jebaily Law Firm
  • Katie Wilcox – Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
  • Pam Flowers – PGBA, LLC
  • Ray Taylor – Toyota of Florence
  • Tara Newton – Briggs Elementary

After Feb. 1, fans may vote online for their favorite couple(s) at for only $10 per vote. The “People’s Choice” mirror ball trophies will be awarded to the three couples raising the most votes. A panel of judges will name one couple “Technical Skills Winner” based on the contestants’ overall skills.

One couple will also be chosen as “Most Entertaining” by the judges. Dancers receiving the largest number of online votes will be awarded the “Social Stars” trophy. The School Foundation’s board member Ed Love and local celebrity Audra Coble will serve as master and mistress of ceremonies.

The 2015 celebrities will perform the opening act and the KFA Fierce team will provide special entertainment throughout the evening. About The School Foundation Founded in 2000, The School Foundation promotes educational excellence in Florence, SC School District 1 through grants for innovative learning and through high impact initiatives designed to prepare all students for success.

To learn more about The School Foundation, visit their website at To date, the foundation has provided over $1,091,356 in grants to FSD1 educators and is currently leading a school readiness awareness campaign focusing on preparing all children to enter kindergarten with the skills needed to succeed. The foundation also launched Start2Read, a program that distributes age appropriate books and reading tips in local businesses.

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