Our gala was your chance to witness local “celebrities” showcasing their dance skills while supporting a great cause!
If you like Dancing With the Stars-you didn’t want to miss this show!
On Saturday evening, April 28, Youth Services held its Annual Gala & Silent Auction at SIT’s International Center from 5 to 10 pm. New to the much anticipated event is a twist on television’s hit reality show, Dancing with the Stars. Billed as Can Windham County Dance? tickets were $85 per person ($55 of which is tax deductible).
The festive evening of food and drink sponsored by SIT started with a silent auction and cash bar from 5-6 p.m.. Click here to see highlights of auction items. Beginning at 6 p.m. wait staff served Chef Christopher Chadwick’s entrees of grilled sliced flank steak with salsa verde, oven poached salmon with thyme, dill and Vermouth or springtime pasta with freshly grated Parmesan and cracked pink pepper. The side dishes were chard with scallions, ginger and chili oil, tomato rice followed by cheesecake with assorted fresh fruit and whipped cream.
Dinner was followed by the Can Windham County Dance? show featuring local “celebrity” dancers ranging from Steve Perrin, Brattleboro High School principal, who is training for the first time with a dance professional to Scott Phillips, a former professional ballet dancer in Canada, the US and Europe. Top prize was awarded to the dancer who raisedthe most donations to support Youth Services critical safety net for area young people: Bert and Bill Knorrs.
Following the performances, DJ music from numerous eras livened the dance floor for all attendees.
SIT was the gala’s Presenting Corporate Sponsor as well as its host. Youth Services Pacesetter Sponsors were The Richards Group, G.S. Precision and Brattleboro Subaru. Many thanks to all who attended and those who sponsored celebrity dancers!