DeKalb County leaders and community members will put on their dancing shoes next week for a special competition that raises money for domestic violence prevention organizations.
Tickets are now on sale for the third annual “Dancing with the DeKalb Stars,” organized by DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling’s office.
The event on Saturday, Oct. 26, will feature a dance competition starring “members of DeKalb County’s legal, public safety, business and civic communities,” Coleman-Stribling’s office said in a statement. They were matched with local professional dancers. Here are the nine local leaders that will be dancing for the top prize this year:
- C. David Moody, founder of CD Moody Construction
- Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, DeKalb County Super District 7 commissioner
- Dr. Sandra Ford, executive director of the DeKalb County Board of Health
- Mayor Ted Terry, city of Clarkston
- Diijon DaCosta, DeKalb County School District Board of Education member
- Lisa Bobb, owner of Squash Blossom Boutique
- Assistant Chief Sonya Porter, DeKalb County Police Department
- Major Jefferey Leslie, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office
- Charlene Fang, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation board member
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The event will also have an expo portion with resources focused on domestic violence awareness.
Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online. To buy advance tickets in person and with cash, visit the Lou Walker Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the expo on Oct. 26, and the dance competition begins at 6 p.m.
Coleman-Stribling has prioritized curbing domestic violence, investing $100,000 to expand domestic violence prevention programs and beginning the #NOTinmyDEKALB initiative. Her office prosecutes criminal misdemeanor offenses; officials said domestic violence cases account for nearly a third of all misdemeanor cases in DeKalb.
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