Dancing with the Sandhills Stars b Thank You!

The Pilot – January 17, 2010

Communities In Schools and Moore Buddies organizations were the beneficiaries of a spectacular event, Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Pine Needles Resort’s conference center.

Community luminaries danced themselves into the hearts of more than 400 dinner guests and volunteers combined. The event was held to help sustain the mentoring programs that Communities In Schools and Moore Buddies offer throughout Moore County, within and outside of the schools.

The real beneficiaries of the evening are the kids, and the community-wide support indicates that businesses and individuals alike understand the need to keep the two programs moving forward.

Three gracious ladies, Mimi Beatty, Jane Jackson and Jackie Garris were the driving co-chairs of the event. They, along with many others in the community and from the two organizations, worked for nearly five months in preparing for the night.

The food, the dancing by the 38 “Sandhills Stars” and the financial success were all “delicious!”

Thank you, Moore County, for stepping up to the plate and the dance floor — for the kids!

Tom Cruce – CIS Board Member