Popular TV show “Dancing With the Stars” comes to Dayton this Saturday when PFLAG Dayton hosts its seventh annual fundraiser, “When the Stars Come Out!” Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Dayton Woman’s Club, 225 N Ludlow St. in downtown Dayton.
This year, most of the participating couples are training with local dance instructor Johnny Glaze, who has volunteered to teach participating couples dance moves since the event began. In between the couples’ dance performances, individuals will perform as part of the “Dayton’s Got Talent” portion of the event, which this year will have a Great Gatsby theme.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are available at the door, are $25 each. The winning couple is selected by the number of audience votes received. Each admission ticket includes five votes, and additional votes can be purchased for five votes for $20 and one vote for $5.
All proceeds from the event fund scholarships offered by PFLAG Dayton and the Greater Dayton LGBT Center. PFLAG Dayton awards at least two $2,000 scholarships annually (one for a straight ally and one for an LGBT student). The Greater Dayton LGBT Center awards at least one $1,000 scholarship for an LGBT student each year. Proceeds from the 2012 “When the Stars Come Out!” allowed both organizations to award additional scholarships this year.
“PFLAG Dayton’s mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, as well as their families and friends, through advocacy, education and support,” said Jan Couchman, PFLAG Dayton president. “This scholarship program allows us to meet all aspects of our mission while supporting the next generation of leaders — and this fundraiser is what allows us to do that important work.”
The Dayton chapter of PFLAG is affiliated with the national organization. PFLAG chapters are located in more than 360 communities throughout the United States and in 11 countries. PFLAG Dayton offers avariety of programs to support the LGBT community, as well as their family and friends. The group holds monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Harmony Creek Church, 5280 Bigger Rd. in Kettering. Each meeting offers both a program and a support group.
For more about PFLAG Dayton, visit http://pflagdayton.org, email [email protected] or call 937-640-3333. For more about “When the Stars Come Out!” contact Jan Couchman at 937-248-8621 or [email protected].