Dancing With Prospect Stars

Kathy Jacobs
Dancing With Prospect Stars is an exciting new program benefitting the chamber and six local charities
Hosted by the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce, this exciting event featured six local community leaders each dancing for their chosen charities. Our "Stars" received professional dance instruction, costuming and perks such as hair/makeup, massages, etc before their big night! In turn, they promoted the event and raised money for their chosen charity. We had celebrity judges who were on hand to "score" the routines but the winner was chosen based on how much money they raised. In addition, the "People's Choice" award was given to the audience's favorite. The evening began with a Taste of Prospect where PACC member restaurant/caterers were on hand with samples of their favorite dishes. A full cash bar complimented the evening. Guests also had the option to be served a full gourmet meal including wine before the competition began. Each charity was recognized and their representative given time to speak about their charity before their dancer performed. We worked with a University of Louisville sorority and a local high school BETA Club who acted as hostesses and coat check attendants. Our members truly stepped up and donated their services with professional lighting, sound, photography, videography, floral and decorating. Formal attire wasn't mandatory but the majority of guests loved the idea so much that ballroom gowns and tuxes were the dress that evening. The event was sold out it's first year.