Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars, Apr. 9, 2015
By Deanna Hindsley
Hendricks County Historical Museum
The Hendricks County Historical Museum will present the county’s first “Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars” on April 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm.
Patterned after the popular TV show, the event will feature 12 Hendricks County residents, six of whom will be staff members from each of the Hendricks County high schools:
Avon: Matt Schockley, Principal
Cascade: Jon Acton, Principal
Danville: Government teacher, Mike Nielsen
Plainfield: Brett Schwanekamp, Assistant Principal
Tri West: Chuck Jones, Sheriff’s Department Dare Officer
Brownsburg: Bret Daghe, Principal
Among others participating are:
Jay Puckett, Hendricks County Council President
Kathy Linton, Hendricks County Flyer Editor
Harold Allen, Hendricks County Flyer Publisher
Suzanne Whicker, retired Executive Director of Leadership Hendricks County
Deanna Hindsley, Museum Board President
Dr. Charles Tripple
Emcee will be Hendricks County Superior Court Judge Rhett Stuard.
The event will be held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 East Main Street, Danville, Indiana, with doors opening at 5:30. It will also include dinner and a silent auction.
Tickets are $50 each, and available at all North Salem State Banks and Hendricks County Bank and Trust locations or http://www.hendrickscountyhistoricalmuseum.org/.
Arthur Murray Studios in Avon will provide instructors / performance partners for participants, and also judges, including Carlos and Mary Kay Hood. There will be a trophy for the best dance performance and also for the “Star” who raises the most funds for the museum.
If you would like to vote for your favorite dancer, or purchase tickets, you can send your check to the Hendricks County Historical Museum at 170 S. Washington St., Danville, IN 46122. If supporting a dancer, state the dancer’s name you vote for.
Hendricks County Historical Museum is located south of the courthouse square in Danville in the former sheriff’s residence and jail.
Throughout the museum, rooms are furnished with period pieces reflecting the life of its residents from its inception in 1866 through mid-nineteen hundreds. It is a great resource for history of county residents, schools, and businesses and an educational experience for all.
The museum is open Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. With new displays of railroad history, county sports heroes and Indian arrowheads. The event will help to fund operations and increase membership and volunteers to allow the museum to be open more hours.
Museum Board President, Deanna Hindsley said, “This promises to be the biggest event ever presented by the Hendricks County Historical Museum and we hope to raise enough funds to allow us to improve displays and also to be open more hours! We are looking forward to a great crowd!”
For more information, visit http://www.hendrickscountyhistoricalmuseum.org/ or call Deanna Hindsley at 317-695-5602.