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“Dancing for Scholarships” rolling out the red carpet

“Dancing for Scholarships” rolling out the red carpet

The Enterprise State Community College Foundation is rolling out the red carpet for this year’s “Dancing for Scholarships” event happening Tuesday, October 24.

“Dancing for Scholarships” is the Foundation’s annual scholarship fundraising event. Last year, the dancing competition raised over $76,000 in funds that were used to for ESCC Foundation scholarships covering a variety of career and degree programs. Currently, scholarships offered through the ESCC Foundation total around $100,000.

This year, nine area stars and their dancing partners will compete for two trophies with dances inspired by hit Hollywood blockbusters. This year’s stars are Ross Bonura, general sales manager at Mitchell Nissan, dancing with Holle Smith, president of the Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation; Ashley Gresko, ESCC music instructor, dancing with Brantley Box, apprentice funeral director and embalmer at Searcy Funeral Home; Tracie Gulledge, gym manager and personal trainer at Crossfit FXT, dancing with Chad Thrash, sales director at Mitchell Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram; Rhett Harrelson, head basketball coach at Enterprise High School (EHS), dancing with Emily Faught, national sales recruiter at Total Quality Logistics; Mary Katherine Head, Assistant District Attorney to the State of Alabama for the 12th Judicial Circuit, dancing with Grant Williams, Youth Worship Director at Highpointe Church; Gabe Martin, Alfa Insurance Agent, dancing with Megan Wilks, trainer and coach at Crossfit FXT and office manager at M&W Consultants; Monica Reynolds, unit supply manager at The Central Property Book Office on Fort Novosel and owner of Uppity Events by Monica, dancing with Aaron Shealey, assistant choral music director at EHS; David Schutz, President of Schutz Insurance, dancing with Brook Bynum, ESCC student; and Odie Thompson, ESCC CDL Instructor, dancing with Raegan Hanson, teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School.

Ticket sales for “Dancing for Scholarships” open Sept. 1. Early Bird price is $60 from Sept. 1-14. Starting Sept. 15, tickets will be $75. Tickets can be purchased online at fundraiser.support/DFS2023 and must be purchased in advance.

Table sponsorships are also available. These can be purchased at fundraiser.support/DFS2023 or by contacting Natalie Bradley at (334) 347-2623 ext. 2992 or nbradley@escc.edu. Doors will open on Oct. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., and the competition will start at 7 p.m.

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