A pediatrician, the head of a state agency, a car salesman, a city councilman, a famed jambalaya cooking champion and a high school associate principal are among the 10 dancers set to take the stage July 11 for the seventh annual Dancing for a Cause fundraiser.
“Painting the Town Red” is the theme for the Community Opportunities — The Arc of East Ascension annual dance show set for 7 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
The Arc is a nonprofit working to enhance the quality of life for residents with disabilities and their families through services and advocacy that support choice, independence and dignity, event organizer and Arc staffer LaDonna Sanders said.
In addition to the locals taking the stage with their dance coaches, residents receiving services from the agency will show off their dance moves in a part of the show that usually ends in a standing ovation and rousing applause.
This year’s Star Dancers are:
Kathy Kliebert: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals secretary
Ty Fowler: Spectacular Divas and vice president of the Ascension Parish NAACP
Dr. Diane Kirby: OLOL Pediatric Physicians
Kayla Frederic: sales, Airline Glass & Upholstery
Cindy Plaia: St. Joseph Hospice
Harold Stewart: Gonzales City Council and owner of Stewart’s Barber Shop
Jack LeBlanc: Owner of Bounce N Around Inflatables & More
Todd Long: sales, Ledet’s Car Dealership
Jody Elisar: past Jambalaya World Champion and creator of Joey’s Jambalaya Mix
Darryl Comery: associate principal at Donaldsonville High School and founder of Product of Donaldsonville Community Outreach, LLC.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. They are available on Eventbrite and will be available soon at The Arc of East Ascension office at 1122 S.E. Ascension Complex and Leblanc’s Food Stores in Gonzales, Prairieville and Duplessis.
VIP sponsorships and tables are available in a range of categories.