Miller, Paz Are Tops in Dancing With Stars
Dancing with the Sandhills Stars
Dancing with the Sandhills Stars is an annual charity event that helps raise money for Communities in Schools and the Moore Buddies.
Peggy Ann Miller and Tony Paz were the top fundraisers for Sunday night's Dancing With the Sandhills Stars held at the Carolina Hotel.
The second annual event is an official fundraiser that benefits Communities in Schools and Moore Buddies. More than $100,000 was raised last year for the two local mentoring programs.
The dancers in the event raised money through "votes" cast on their behalf. A "vote" cost $10.
Sixteen dancing couples competed for the most votes. The dancers include Chris Metzger, Donna Andrews, Dan Askins, Danielle Hinesley, Justin Bode, Kathy Parson, Darrell Simpkins, Meredith Clifton, Paul Dent, Heidi Dent, Rahmean Kamalbake, Carol Dowd, Chris Dunn, Karen Wicker, Caroline Eddy, Ben Eddy, Pete Gulley, Marianne Kernan, Dr. Phil Benton, Robyn James, John Kranhert III, Alicia Hill, Koley Keel, Michele Keel, Tony Paz, Peggy Miller, Patrick Mincey, Beth St. John, Tom Stafford, Lisa Stafford, John Tampa and Julie Tampa.
Communities In Schools is the nation's leading community-based organization helping kids stay in school, succeed in school and be better prepared for life. CIS initiatives and programs that impact students in Moore County Schools include the COMPASS mentoring program, CIS FirstSchool Garden programs and the Hospitality & Golf Career Academy.
Moore Buddies' mission is to nurture youth, support their parents and strengthen their families. Moore Buddies matches youth to positive adult mentors to promote the development of healthy personal values and to provide families with education and techniques for building strong family bonds.
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