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Salon entrepreneur organizing dance show for Mooseheart kids

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  • | 5:00 a.m. February 29, 2012
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MANATEE COUNTY — East County businesswoman Roe Hyer will never forget her childhood days wondering when her family’s next meal would come or why the heat was cut off — again.

So when the former ballroom dance instructor, who now owns N2U Salon & Spa, learned about Mooseheart Kids, a residential childcare program led by the Moose International organization, it seemed to be the perfect fit for her charitable ambitions.

“I was such a broke kid,” Nyer said. “If it wasn’t for the VFW or (organizations such as Moose) that came to my house and brought food, we wouldn’t have eaten.

“I want to raise as much money as we can for the kids (in need),” she said.

As a member of the local Moose Lodge 1223, Hyer is organizing the “Dancing For Our Kids” dinner and show fundraiser at 6 p.m. March 31, at the Moose Lodge, 310 44th Ave. E. Proceeds will benefit Moose-heart Child City & School, a childcare facility in Chicago for children nationwide whose families are unable to care for them.

Dinner and dancing will start the evening, followed by an amateur dance competition, a professional dance show and open dancing. Tickets cost $45 per person, $80 per couple or $320 for a table of eight. Space is limited to the first 200 guests.

For the amateur competitions, guests can vote for the “most entertaining dancer” or “best dancer in costume” by paying $1 per vote. There also will be a drawing and a silent auction.

Hyer said she and her ex-husband held several similar dance show fundraisers for charity back in Oklahoma, and the events quickly expanded. Hyer said she hopes “Dancing For Our Kids” will become an annual event here, as well.

Contact Pam Eubanks at [email protected].

Dancing For Our Kids
WHEN: 6 p.m. March 31
WHERE: Moose Lodge 1223, 310 44th Ave. E., Bradenton
COST: $45 per person, $80 per couple or $320 per table of eight. Tables must be paid in full by March 10.
BENEFITS: Mooseheart//Mooseheart Child City & School
TICKETS: Debbie, 727-1515


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