Community Leaders will be paired with professional dancers on April 20, 2013 to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Museum of Northwest Arkansas
The stars of Northwest Arkansas are getting ready to strut their stuff to benefit local children and claim the crown of best dancer. Six community leaders will compete in the 6th Annual Dancing with the Stars of NWA fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Museum of Northwest Arkansas. These local celebrities will be paired with professional dancers from the Arkansas Dance Connection of Tontitown to face a panel of judges in front of a live audience. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the John Q Hammons in Rogers and will include dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions.
The 2013 celebrity dancers include:
· Annie Walker, Walmart, Vice President, Merchandise Execution
· Kelly Zega, Cox Communications, Director of Public Affairs
· Annetta Young, Tyson Foods, Director, Corporate Philanthropy
· Dick Trammel, Arvest Bank, Benton County, Executive Vice President
· Kelley Cradduck, Sheriff, Benton County
· Marshall Ney, Mitchell Williams Law Firm, Attorney
Proceeds from the evening — with generous support from presenting sponsor General Mills — will benefit the Children’s Museum programming for the “Museum Without Walls” events. Tickets are available for purchase three easy ways; guests can call 479.366.8448, visit the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau or order online. Each ticket is $75. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a multitude of levels and interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We can’t wait to showcase our local talent and bring our community together for a fun evening – and a great cause, “ said Larisa Ivy, Event Chair. “Our local celebrities and dancers are gearing up to put on our best night yet. We are grateful to our sponsors, and most of all our community for supporting an innovative children’s museum for our dynamic and growing area.”
“We are committed to bringing a first-class children’s museum to Northwest Arkansas,” said Holly Hook, Administrator of Community Relations for the Children’s Museum of Northwest Arkansas. “The interest and support for this effort have overwhelmingly shown the need for a museum that provides unique learning experiences through creative, interactive programs, and exhibits. All children deserve the chance to learn, discover, and explore their world. This exciting event will help make that goal a reality for our community.”
About The Children’s Museum of Northwest Arkansas
The Mission of the Children’s Museum of Northwest Arkansas is to engage the imagination of children and their families through interactive exhibits, programs and resources while creating an excitement for lifelong learning and the enrichment of lives. Our goal is to focus on the total family, from young children to grandparents, through interaction, creativity, education and social opportunities while fostering parent, business and individual involvement at all levels. www.nwachildrensmuseum.org.