The Butler County Symphony Association will hold a new fundraiser called Dance with Butler County Celebrities. The event will be held on Saturday, May 11th at the Crystal Room at the Days Inn Butler. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., with entertainment to follow. All proceeds will benefit the Butler County Symphony Orchestra and its educational outreach efforts. Dance with Butler County Celebrities is presented by Dance with Pittsburgh Celebrities. Eight Butler County celebrities will be paired up with professional ballroom dancers, who will each choreograph a two-minute routine. Dance teams will compete for the judges’ award, and a people’s choice award. Attendees will be offered a group dance lesson while the votes are tallied.

The prestigious judges’ award will be named in honor of Ida Findley. “Ida had dreamed of having a ‘Dancing with the Stars’ type of event in Butler County,” stated Patricia Stagno, symphony board president. “She had been a longtime supporter of the Butler County Symphony and the Butler community at large. We are pleased to bestow her with this honor in her memory.”

The Butler County Celebrities include: ophthalmologist Dr. Dean Balouris, Butler County Commissioner Kevin Boozel, President of Butler County Ford Cathy Glasgow, Vice President of Butler Education Association and Butler School District teacher Amanda Gold, Vice Chairman of Cranberry Township Supervisors and Seneca Valley School District teacher Mike Manipole, President of the Butler County Community College Dr. Nick Neupauer, Butler County Commissioner Leslie Osche, and Assistant General Manager of the Butler Eagle Tammy Schuey.

Tickets for Dance with Butler County Celebrities are $75 per person, and $28 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 724.504.6161 or by emailing DanceCelebrities@zoominternet.net. All reservations must be made by Thursday, April 25th. Download the registration form from the Butler County Symphony website www.butlersymphony.org, complete and mail. Mailing instructions are on the reservation form. When registering and for seating purposes, folks are asked which dancer they would like to support or attend and support all the dancers and the symphony.