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CASA’s Dancing With the Stars ready to strut its stuff
Fundraiser for foster care program returns in March after two-year COVID hiatus
Dancing with the Stars
Petula Gomillon, far right, and the local celebrities chosen for CASA’s upcoming Dancing With the Stars are getting ready for their lessons. Photo by Pat Donahue

They’ll be cutting a rug — and maybe busting some moves — again for kids in foster care on the Liberty County Performing Arts Center stage.

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit’s Court-Appointed Special Advocates are bringing back their “Dancing With the Stars” fundraiser after a twoyear COVID-19-induced hiatus.

The event will be held March 4.

“We are excited to get back on the groove of things again,” executive director Petula Gomillion said at Thursday evening’s kickoff.

Along with raising money for CASA’s efforts, it also raises awareness for the organization’s volunteers and its purpose — speaking up on behalf of foster children.

This year’s contestants include Mitch White, a former CASA DWTS champ, Kamaria Boston, Robert Jordan, Dr. Denise Scott, DeLisa Clift, Michelle Ricketson and Shawn Johnson.

Contestants will raise money until March 3, hosting a variety of fundraisers.

“It is a happy, competitive event,” Gomillion said.

Each contestant is paired with a professional dancer, and each pro is donating five lessons. Practices will be held at Salon de Baile Dance and Fitness Studio in Savannah.

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit CASA serves the six counties in the circuit — Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long, Tattnall and McIntosh.

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