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Promoting the Arts:  Stars Dance for the Arts

February 9, 2019
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to all our dancers for participating in our 7th Annual Stars Dance For The Arts  (SDFA)! It is a
star-studded, action-packed event hosted by Vickie Robinson and Wells Gulledge. SDFA 2019 will feature superstar couples dancing to generously raise funds for Kinston’s Community Council for the Arts. Each couple will perform an exciting and expertly choreographed dance. We appreciate the participation of these dancers and for their support!

MEET -- Allison Jones & Matthew Young -- Dancing the Foxtrot to The Way You Look Tonight  by  Frank Sinatra

                                                       Allison Jones

                                                       Dance Training: Allison participated in Stars Dance for the Arts 2018. “I’ve never                                                              been a dancer, but I am looking forward to learning something new!”

                                                      Background & Interests:  Allison was born and raised in Greenville, and attended                                                               school at Parrott Academy as a child. She enjoys working at her family’s business,                                                               Copypro, as an account manager for Lenoir and Greene Counties. She also participates in the local Rotary and Lion’s Club and in her free time enjoys traveling, running, horseback riding, and road-biking.

                                                          Matthew Young

                                                          Dance Training: "None. Zip. Zero. Nada."

                                                          Education and Work Experience: Matthew received his BA in history from                                                                           Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and graduate work in history                                                                   from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. He is the Site Manager for the CSS                                                                  Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston.

Background & Interests:  Matthew has lived in Athens, Georgia, the Los Angeles, California suburbs, Georgia, Alabama and Greensboro, North Carolina. His favorite travel destination is Ireland and beach in the summer. He is involved with the Rotary Club of Kinston and the CSS Neuse Gunboat Association. Matthew enjoys military history, historical reenacting, computers, Atlanta Braves baseball and Auburn football. 

Greatest Accomplishment To Date: "Being able to open a new museum and keep it running!"

What does Matthew like about Lenoir County? "The people are warm and welcoming and the food is delicious. And less than an hour and a half from the beach!"

What is Matthew looking forward to by participating in this event? "I was asked to dance and it's a great way to fundraise for the Arts community."
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