‘Homecoming Dance’ to benefit St. Michaels Community Center
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.
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.