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Zumba-thon Raises Hundreds for Project Safe

Friday's event at Buffalo's was sponsored by Team 6 of Dancing with the Athens Stars 2012.

What do these words and phrases have in common? Dancing with the Athens Stars, fundraiser, Team 6, Zumba, , Shearon, Bacso, Buffalo's Cafe, weight loss and great fun? 

About 60 dancers moved to the music under the direction of dance instructor Tania Mendoza on the dance floor of the Georgia Room at Buffalo's on Friday night. She took them through three music pieces non-stop - exercise for excess weight anywhere on the body. Suggested donation was $10 for the privilege.

Dave Shearon and Elisso Bacso, make up dance Team 6 from the 10 teams organized for the 2012 Dancing with the Athens Stars benefit to be held on April 1. Dave , the owner of , is the only dancer from Oconee County, and the two already claim the People's Choice Award from $1 votes from friends, family and the general public. Go to http://www.dwasteam6.tumbir.com for more information and to cast your $1 vote.

So, what do they have in common? They all came together for Project Safe, an organization for the protection of battered women. The Zuba-thon made about $600 Friday. Update on Monday: $757 was raised.

To see more photos from the Zumba-thon,  click here. And for photos from other happenings around the county, visit A Positve Voice for Oconee County.

Melissa Steele March 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM
YEAH! Go TEAM 6!
David Shearon March 12, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Thanks for covering our Zumbathon and the Great article Kate! We appreciate all of the support we get from Patch!
David Shearon March 12, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Thanks Kate for spreading the word about Project Safe and Team 6's efforts to win the dollar a vote People's Choice Award. We have some more events before the April 1 dance off. I can keep you posted about more fun and more money for Project Safe and our team.
David Shearon March 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Actual total dollars raised from Zumbathon $757 toward Team 6's effort. We just got the totals in. Thanks for your continued support.

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