A VIP reception for all Sponsors starts at 5:30 p.m., July 14. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. Sponsorships start at $250–$10,000, available now. General admission ($30.00) and VIP ($150.00) went on sale June 1, 2018 at The Arc of East Ascension Office.

The Arc of East Ascension 2018 Dancing For A Cause Extravaganza will be held on July 14, 2018. The 11 Star Dancers will take the stage to perform their professional ballroom dance numbers at the Lamar-Dixon 4-H Building.

The event raises funds and awareness for The Arc of East Ascension, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities and their families through services and advocacy that support choice, independence and dignity.

"Dancing For A Cause is truly one of the great events held in Ascension Parish each year, and I was honored when asked by The Arc to help with this year’s production," Production/Stage Manager Lin Holdridge said. "I’ve had the privilege of producing and directing shows and events all over the country. It’s good to be able to come back to my hometown and give back to the community what I have learned over the decades in the entertainment field. This year’s show will raise the bar and hopefully raise more money for this worthwhile cause."

Our local star dancers include WAFB Reporter Liz Koh; La Health Care Connections Manager Tamiko Garrison; State of Louisiana State Representative Ken Brass; Ascension Parish Schools Principal Christina (Tina) Knight; The Smile Spa Dentist Dr. Aimee Russo-Mounger; EATEL VIP Sales & Marketing Tressy Leindecker; Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Administrator Brett Arceneaux; Pelican Point Realtors Real Estate Broker Beau Diez; Gonzales Police Department Officer Brandon Moran; Primary Residential Mortgage Branch Manager George Branigan; and President of Gulf Coast Aerial Mapping Kenny Foster.

A VIP reception for all Sponsors starts at 5:30 p.m. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. Sponsorships start at $250–$10,000, available now. General admission ($30.00) and VIP ($150.00) went on sale June 1, 2018 at The Arc of East Ascension Office 1122 S. E. Ascension Complex Boulevard, Gonzales ph. 225-621-2005 or 225-621-2000; City Hall 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales ph. 225-647-2841; Lamendola’s Supermarket, Gonzales, ph. 225-647-4571; and through All Star Dancers.

Tickets are also available the night of the event: general admission ($35.00) and VIP (150.00) at the door.

This year's Honorary Chair Woman is WAFB Anchor, Donna Britt. Judging the event this year is Chief Deputy of Criminal Operations APSO Bobby Webre; President of Capital Area United Way George Bell; Senior Adviser, Lt. Governor Office Josh NcNemer; Percy, Lanoux, and Mumphrey, Attorney at Law, Erin Wiley Lanoux; and Co-owner Broker-Ascension Realty, Willie Robinson.

WAFB Channel 9 is our Presenting Sponsor and Emcees for 2018 are WAFB News Anchors Cheryl Mercedes and Greg Meriwether. The Event Chairwoman, PR/Marketing Director for The Arc of East Ascension is Sharon Morris.

"We are excited to present this year’s line up to Ascension Parish and surrounding areas," Executive Director Dr. Liz Fussell said. "It is an honor to work with a community that is interested in the purpose of The Arc. Thank you for all your help. We look forward to seeing you on July 14."

For more information please contact The Arc of East Ascension by calling 225-621-2005 or 225-621-2000 or email Sharonm@eatel.net. Go to our new dancing for a cause website www.dancingforacause.net to vote for the dancer(s) of your choice.

Contributed by the Arc of East Ascension