‘Home­com­ing Dance’ to ben­e­fit St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter

The Star Democrat - - LIFE -

ST. MICHAELS — Not ev­ery­one looks back on high school fondly, so when the St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter went search­ing for vol­un­teers to run for king and queen of its up­com­ing Home­com­ing Dance fundraiser on Satur­day, Aug. 26, well, let’s just say that hands didn’t shoot up into the air.

Soon and surely enough, though, eight cou­ples stepped for­ward and throt­tled down into the fast lane of teenage nos­tal­gia. This mot­ley crew of now up­stand­ing cit­i­zens rep­re­sents a his­tory of all kinds — the aca­demics and vale­dic­to­ri­ans, the de­bate team­ers, the cheer­lead­ers, the sports team lead­ers, the news­pa­per ed­i­tors, the band cap­tains, the class clowns and more — and for the next four weeks, they are com­mit­ted to do­ing what­ever it takes to raise crit­i­cal cash and in-kind do­na­tions for SMCC, now in its 26th year of serv­ing kids, el­ders and other cir­cles of neigh­bors across the Bay Hun­dred area.

Even if it means tuck­ing their egos into a drawer.

The SMCC Home­com­ing Court will be don­ning tu­tus, wash­ing cars, shar­ing throw­back pho­to­graphs of them­selves from high school on Face­book, dress­ing up in the fash­ion of their grad­u­a­tion decade, and danc­ing the night away on Aug. 26 — all in the name of char­ity.

Those com­peti­tors are Laura and Ja­son Chance, Crys­tal Foxwell and Der­rick Richard­son, Pe­ter and Luc- ka Paris, Jen Shatwell and Jonathan Di­et­rich (JD), Karen and Lan­g­ley Shook, St. Michaels Po­lice Chief An­thony Smith and A’knea Smith, Kathy Lash and Joe Trippi, and Shawn and Marissa Carter.

SMCC’s Home­com­ing Dance is open to the pub­lic, and all Bay Hun­dred res­i­dents are wel­come to dance to the sounds of their own high school gen­er­a­tions.

You can fol­low the com­pe­ti­tion for court on Face­book at www.face­book. com/sm­c­corg/ and vote for who you’d like to seen crowned king and queen when you buy tick­ets on­line at www.stmichaelscc.org/.

Do­na­tions are tax de­ductible and peo­ple can vote even if you don’t want to at­tend the dance.

Laura and Ja­son Chance have vol­un­teered to be part of those vy­ing for home­com­ing king and queen dur­ing the up­com­ing fundraiser for the St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

St. Michaels Po­lice Chief An­thony Smith and A’knea Smith are vy­ing to be crowned king and queen of the Home­com­ing Dance to ben­e­fit the St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter.

Jen Shatwell and Jonathan Di­et­rich (JD) are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Home­com­ing Dance fundraiser to ben­e­fit the St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter.

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