Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Making Dancing With the Geneva Stars a Financial Success

DWGS raises more than $20,000 for cultural arts and Geneva academics.

To the Editor:

Thanks to sponsors, support volunteer help, dance teams and the public contributing vote dollars, the committee is pleased to announce that $20,557 was raised to benefit the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission and the Geneva Academic Foundation.

The event would not have shown a profit had it not been for our team sponsors contributing $600 in sponsorships, our event sponsors at $250 and sponsors level contributing $100 plus the in-kind sponsorships at all sponsor levels. The team sponsors include Republic Services/Allied Waste, , , Kelley & Associates, , , , Nancy Hanna Video, Fox Valley Sudden Values and .

Event sponsors include , , Park Lane Jewelry, , , , , Megan Kelly Photography, .

The sponsor level includes , ,  and The.

Special thanks to those donating their time and talents to the event include Odalisque Beauty, Katrinas Hair Salon, Joe Stanton, Scott Rolf, Vic Portincaso, Steve Lord.

The swag (gift) bags given to our dance teams include gift items and gift certificates.

Contributors were , , , , city of Geneva, , Moveable Feast, Paper Merchant, State Street Dance Studio, The Latest Crave and Wax Appel.

Providing needed assistance to the success of the event include Penny Anderson (Wardrobe Mistress), R J Recording & Sound, Julie Williams of Geneva High School.

Special thanks to City of Geneva, History Center, Gallery 28 for their support.

To Eagle Brook Country Club, thank you for being so accommodating and allowing DWGS to utilize the entire facility.

Finally, to the DWGS patron, Linda Cunningham, founder and artistic director of for whom the entire show would not happen without your artistry. Professional dance instructors Alex Artega, Michael and AuBrey Saelee took 12 unprofessional adults and created a special evening of dance. To the dance teams, thank you for your tireless work soliciting votes and rehearsing your dance routines. To all the volunteers who helped at the event, thank you.

To Patch, thank you for all the and about Dancing w/Geneva Stars.


DWGS Committee
Carolyn Hill, Tim Vetang, Anne Cesarone, Jane Cladis, Therese Davison, Mary Bencini, Paulette Borota, Nancy Dantino, Mary Ann Diggory, Nancy Hanna, Dave Heun, Mary O’Brien, Susan Terwilliger, Trish Tkach and Linda Cunningham


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