"Goodwill Team Member STAR for Upcoming Clermont County Dancing with the Stars Event!"

Friday, March 9th will mark the 3rd annual “Dancing with the Stars” Extravaganza in support of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities being held at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Eastgate. This year’s event however, will feature a brand new starring couple, Leslie McCurley and Jim Krumer. McCurley is the Asst. Director of DD Services for Ohio Valley Goodwill and Jim Krumer is the Superintendent of the Southwest Developmental Center (SODC). This is the first time that the pair have ever participated in a dance competition and training has 3rd-annual-dancing-with-the-stars_medium.jpg
been a bit of a challenge. “Dancing is not a normal part of my daily routine and while we’re having fun, it certainly has been a new experience trying to learn the steps,” said McCurley.

The “Dancing with the Stars” event is designed to raise proceeds to benefit The Gift of Time Respite Cooperative, A Program of Clermont DD Empowers Me and the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The dancing “stars” train for months ahead of time to prepare for the big event. Tickets are $50 each which includes hors devours, a drink ticket and open dancing. Each star couple will dance one song and compete for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Winners of the extravaganza are based on audience votes so register today to come and support our favorite couple. For ticket information, please call (513) 732-5028.

Goodwill’s dancing “star,” Leslie McCurley has been working in partnership with the Clermont County Board of DD and SODC over the past several years in opening the new Ohio Valley Goodwill Eastside Vocational Training Center in Clermont County. The precedent-setting facility is a collaborative agreement between both the Clermont and Hamilton County Boards of DD to offer services to adults with disabilities who reside in both Clermont County and the Eastside of Hamilton County. In addition, the new Goodwill program offers a community-based work training option through its Beechmont store location in Union Township. For a tour of this location, please contact Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist, at (513) 771-4800, ext. 6364.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is very excited to have dancer Leslie McCurley featured with Jim Krumer as a new celebrity couple for the 2012 Extravaganza. Please note March 9th on your calendars and plan to support Goodwill’s “star” in her debut for the 3rd annual “Dancing with the Stars” event.

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