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VERO BEACH -- The fifth season of "Dancing with Vero's Stars" will take place on the evening of May 11 at Riverside Theatre, a community partner with the Healthy Start Coalition.
This is a new date and venue for the dance competition. Proceeds from the event will help benefit programs and services of the IRC Healthy Start Coalition and Riverside Theatre.
One of the highlights of the evening is expected to be the silent auction.
With a new silent auction committee in place, assisted by the talents of Geoff Moore and Dana Daniels, co-hosts of The Breeze 93.7 morning show who will be silent auction emcees, the crowd will have a unique experience.
"We plan to mingle with the crowd during the pre-show cocktail party, as well as at intermission," said Mr. Moore. "We are going to be the messengers of what is selling during the auction, have fun with the crowd and help them decide what's the best valued items to bid on."
Auction items are solicited by the 10 star dancers and donated to the auction. Once the auction items are sold, the dancer then receives one vote for each $1 spent on the item. That is added to the total of their fundraising commitment, plus votes by the judges.
Their total votes dictate where they place in the competition.
Dancing this year is Chris Bieber, Adam Chrzan, Page Curtis, Kerry Firth, Trish Hickey Reid, Michelle Kantzler, Deryl Loar, Mary Beth McDonald, John Sarbak and John Talmadge.
To donate an item for the silent auction in the name of one of the star dancers, call (772) 563-9118.
Ticket prices for "Dancing with Vero's Stars" are $200 for exclusive seating, $150 for premium seating and $100 for general seating. The ticket cost will include a pre-show red carpet event, a cocktail party complete with an open bar and hors d'oeuvres and the silent auction.
To purchase a ticket, visit the Riverside Theatre box office in person, call the Riverside Theatre box office at (772) 231-6990, or visit www.Dancingwithverostars.com.