Since its inception in 2008, Project Safe’s Dancing with the Athens Stars has netted over $520,000 towards ending domestic violence. Inspired by the TV competition series “Dancing with the Stars,” 10 community leaders were paired up with dance instructors this past October to create unique dance routines, spanning from ballroom and Latin to tap and trapeze. This year’s lineup of stars includes Athens Regional cardiologist David Woodward, WalMart general manager Kip Farlow, Oconee County High School student Wesley Walters, UGA Business Law Clinic instructor Willow Tracy, Clarke County Schools superintendent Philip Lanoue, Ashford Manor B&B co-owner Mario Allen Castro, WXAG radio personality Barbara “Lady B” Sims, independent healthcare consultant Debbie Crowe, Classic City Rollergirl Ashley Booher and Porterhouse Grill general manager Shawn Butcher. Votes can be cast online for $1 per vote at www.project-safe.org, with all proceeds benefitting Project Safe’s support services, which include emergency shelter and long-term housing, counseling and operating a teen texting line. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.
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