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Jason and Natalie- Mirror ball

Natalie Morre and Jason Mielke took home the mirror ball award Saturday night during the Forest City Rotary's Dancing with the Stars event.

FOREST CITY | “Dancing for Rotary” will debut at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 in the new Boman Fine Arts Center, Forest City. Doors open at 6 p.m.

A total of 8 couples will be competing. There are four couples from the Rotary Interact Club at Forest City High School. They are Kennedy Klein and Jacob Olson, Meggie Kleveland and Miciah Krutsinger, Abby Wirtjes and Drake Bang, along with Caleb Barker and Kallista Larson. Dancers from the community include Magan Krein and Cameron Batchelor, Katie Thul and Brian Lewis, Brett and Allyson Wilson, along with Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hedin Schmidt.

The couples will dance in competition for three awards - Audience Choice, Fundraising and Overall Mirror Ball.

A canned good item for the food bank will count as an extra voting ticket the night of the event.

“We have some big projects this year that need big funding,” said show organizer Nancy Olson. “We decided to bring the event back and use the built-in tech/lighting and new space at the Boman Fine Arts Center.”

Some of those big projects include matching funds for a Rotary community grant, to allow local renovations of the Pammel park dugouts, a Rotary International grant to help plant sustainable bread fruit trees in Haiti, and a fund to help build the club’s third well in Africa.

These along with many ongoing community projects such as the Rotary Corner mitten fund at the school, sending students to RYLA leadership camp, Neighborhood Food Bank, Shop with a Cop and many more require a lot of funds.

Olson said, “We appreciate the support we’ve had from previous years and hope the crowd comes out to attend the event for such a good cause.”

Tickets will be $15 and are available from all Rotarians. They can also can be purchased at the FC Chamber office or MBT/TSB Bank. Seating is limited.

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