Dance contest raises money for the arts in Scotland County

Picture of dancing couple

UNCP theater professor Jonathan Drahos and his wife Carolanne Marano were “Judges’ Choice.”

A fundraiser in Scotland County inspired some local volunteers to learn some new dance moves to help raise money for the arts.  “Dancing with the Scotland County Stars” raised about $12,000 for the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast and for the Scotland County Arts Council.  Eight couples competed for recognition, such as the People’s Choice Award and Judges’ Choice.  The latter

People peruse the items on table for bidding in silent auction.

Many of the items available for bid in the silent auction were art works by local artists.

went to UNCP professor Jonathan Drahos, director of the theater program, and his wife, Carolanne Marano, a choreographer.  About 250 people paid for a buffet dinner and made bids in both silent and live auctions.

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