Local Stars Dance for a Cause

By: Amanda Crawford Email
By: Amanda Crawford Email

Between last-minute run-throughs and pre-performance pep talks, emotions ran high backstage at Harrisonburg's Dancing with the Stars performance.

"I'm ready, but I'm not nervous," says WHSV TV3 anchor Melanie Lofton.

However, others weren't so confident.

"If you blank out for a second, you're in trouble," says Chad Laymen, another celebrity dancer.

Although she's nervous, Donna Harper says the atmosphere is exciting.

"I've never had my hair all done up like this, and makeup done for me," says Harper. "That was very nice. Made me feel like a celebrity."

The stars say that behind the glitz, glamour and competition, it's important to remember that they're all on the same team for a good cause.

"Obviously, the money is going toward a day care center that is United Way sponsored. How can you not feel good about that," asks Laymen.

"The fact is that we're doing it for them," says Lofton. "You know this is a day care that is not your typical day care. They're fully accredited, the people here are doing this to better the kids."

So when the lights go up, and as they spin on stage, the local celebrities know that the hours of practice they've put in will pay off far into the future for the kids at Harrisonburg Rockingham Daycare Center.


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