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Delaware’s version of the ABC hit show “Dancing with the Stars” has grown to be a wildly popular event and a win-win for non-profits in the First State. This year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware was fortunate to join Mom’s House of Dover as a recipient organization for the Dancing with the Delaware Stars dinner dance event. “To be added as a recipient charity to this popular event is a huge honor,” said Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club Executive Director, Jake Getty.

Ten dance couples made up of local celebrities and professional dancers competed at the Dover Downs Hotel for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. (For a complete list of dancers visit www.dancingdestars.org. ) Couples were judged based on dollars raised, judges score, and votes from attendees. Guest judges included 2015 winner and VP, Advertising and Development for Delaware State News Tonda Parks and Governor Jack Markell. And this year’s winners were Jessica Moyer, a local fitness instructor and Shannon Morris, Chief Code Enforcement Officer with the Kent County Levy Court.

Nearly 1,000 people attended this year’s event – making this the largest ever. And early reports indicate that the two non-profits raised approximately $120,000. “This is Mom’s House of Dover’s primary fundraiser and enables us to continue our mission of providing quality daycare for single parents enrolled in school full-time,” said Terri Brown, Event Chair and Board Member.

Photography: Doug Curran

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