Something old, something new to combine at Dancing for C.A.U.S.E. event

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Something old, something new to combine at Dancing for C.A.U.S.E. event

Mix in a return to its early March roots and actor emcee with a number of new twists and you have all the ingredients for a special fourth edition of the Dancing for C.A.U.S.E. fund-raising event.

This year’s black-tie gala will be held March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Speedway Club inside Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

“It’s a much bigger venue so we’re excited about it,” said Lucia Bone, who founded the Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E. organization in 2004 in memory of her sister. “We’ll try for 400 people though it can hold about 1,000.

“We’re adding a much larger silent auction which we hadn’t had in the past. We’ll also be launching an awareness event that night.”

C.A.U.S.E., which stands for Consumer Awareness for Unsafe Service Employment, promotes education and awareness of home service workers with criminal backgrounds. It provides consumers with a free certification database to help stop workers like the one who raped and beat Weaver to death in her suburban Orlando, Fla., home in 2001.

Past Dancing for C.A.U.S.E. events featured voting on local celebrities and their professional partners similar to the Dancing with the Stars television show. This year will showcase professional dance entertainment by the Waxahachie-based Events in Motion group plus some local celebrities.

Also new this year will be a an honorary event chair, Republican State Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound. The gourmet evening meal will be plated rather than a buffet.

Marcus High School graduate Scott Michael Foster returns as emcee after missing last year’s event to film the television show Zero Hour that debuts Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. on ABC-TV. Also returning will be the well-stocked wine pull called Bubbles & Baubles, a specialty martini bar, and a chance to win a diamond donated by Fitzgerald’s Jewelry.

Individuals may attend for $125 with event tables of eight available for $1,000 and VIP tables of eight near the dance floor for $1,200. Sponsorship options also are available.

“We want to try to get more community involvement,” Bone said. “We want to have people in the community dancing in our production number with the professionals. The dance floor is twice as big as in the past.

“We hope to get more people to come from Waxahachie as well as Highland Village, Flower Mound and the surrounding areas.

More information and registration is available at sueweavercause.org/dancing-for-c-a-u-s-e/

 

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