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‘Dancing With Tuolumne County Stars’ Will Return

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A local version of “Dancing with the Stars” will return to the Motherlode on Saturday August 20th.

Event spokesperson, Mike Ayala, discussed the event as Thursday’s “Newsmaker of the Day”on AM-1450 KVML.

The location for “Dancing with the Tuolumne County Stars” will be at the Oak Pavilion at Columbia College on Saturday August 20th beginning at 6:30pm.  Doors open at 5 pm. The Kiwanis will sell tri tip sandwiches starting at 4:30 pm.

Four couples will be dancing the Foxtrot. Five couples will dance the Cha Cha and four couples are dancing the Waltz.

The winning couple, as selected by the audience, will have money donated to the charity of their choice.

A few of the featured “Stars” include Jim Jacobs from the CHP and his wife Joleen, Jeff Costello from Mt Brow Winery and his wife Cindy who works for Columbia Elementary, Chet White who heads transportation for Sonora High School and his wife Holly Chandler White who is a local nurse.

The event benefits Omega Nu and the Kiwanis of Sonora. Each dance couple will also raise money for the charity they have selected to dance for. 

Individual seats or full tables can be bought. Call (209) 694-0259 or visit Joans Boutique in downtown Sonora for tickets.

More information can be found at

The “Newsmaker of the Day” can be heard each weekday morning at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47 on AM-1450 KVML.

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