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The Press of A.C., AC Weekly and the Community FoodBank of NJ are co-hosting a fundraising event ‘Dancing Under the Atlantic City Stars.’

Much like the hit ABC television program “Dancing with the Stars,” this year’s biggest and most talked about fundraiser will be “Dancing Under the Atlantic City Stars.”

The action will take place at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday, Nov. 3. The region’s biggest “stars” will be on hand in a dancing competition for charity. The event, a joint venture between the Press of Atlantic City/Atlantic City Weekly and the Community FoodBank of NJ — Southern Branch, will raise money for the FoodBank.

Twelve couples, comprised of local “stars” and dance instructors will vie for best dancer and biggest fundraiser. Celebrity judges will be on hand to cast their votes, and the public is also welcome to join in to vote on their favorite couple.

The evening will include celebrity performances, a DJ, amazing food, open bar and so much more.

Look for more info on the dancers and event in the weeks to come, as well as videos on the dancers’ rehearsal processes. In the meantime, meet our dancers:

Brian Jackson and Carol Maccri-Gossamer

Cookie Till and Joey G

Dr. Fabio Orozco and Mary Beth Snow

Jessica Kowal and Can Muhammed Karagoz

Kim Siganos

Laura Vadell

Laurette Pitts and Frank Chesky with instructor Nicole Stephens

Lloyd Levenson and Carrie Reilly

Michael Azeez and Janet Chapman

Michael Bray and Kim Pacitti

Samantha Kiley and Ron Curcio

William McMenamin and Sarah Jane Acampora

Each “celebrity” has committed to raising $15,000 for the FoodBank. There are multiple ways to support your favorite dancer, the FoodBank and this event: you can purchase a table; advertise in the program; vote for a dancer or buy tickets.

Keep your eyes peeled for more info and updates. In the meantime, go to DancingUnderTheAtlanticCityStars.com for more information.

How to vote for your favorite and join the fight against hunger

Cast your vote against hunger early and often by voting for your favorite dancer.

Votes are $10.00 which also provides almost $80.00 worth of food to families in need.

Making a donation is easy right from your Smartphone.

  1. Go to Bidpal.net 
  2. Then click “Sign In” to register with your email address, or sign in with Facebook or Google
  3. Then choose “VOTE HERE” Find your favorite dancer on the left side of your screenand follow the prompts.

— Pamela Dollak