The third annual “Stairway to Heaven Dance Competition,” in memory of Dr. Dennis G. Campton and benefiting “Friends of Pahrump Valley Nathan Adelson Hospice Building Fund, is just around the corner. The event time is Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Maverick Saloon and Dance Hall on Mesquite Avenue. Pricing for the event is $20 per person which includes not only entertainment, but also pizza, salad and a beverage.
The former events were called “Dancing with the Stars,” but only the name has changed.
The event continues the effort to raise funds for a Nathan Adelson Hospice building. Hollis Harris donated the land on Wilson Road at Lola Lane for the project in 2008. The parcel is an outpad to Desert View Hospital. Friends of Pahrump Valley Nathan Adelson Hospice Building Fundoperates under the umbrella of Nathan Adelson Hospice. Since 2008, the organization has raised $85,000 with the goal of reaching 2 million for the project.
Construction for the new hospice building is expected to get underway in approximately three years.
When the organization raises $1.5 million, construction will get underway, and Nathan Adelson would provide the remaining $500,000 in funds needed.
“The building is very much needed out here in Pahrump Valley. Most in need, have to travel to Las Vegas,” said Friends chairman Sharon Calhan.
This year’s gala will start with master of ceremonies Dondino delivering a greeting. Various local political candidates will be delivering speeches highlighting campaign agendas and points of interest. Dondino will fill in the breaks with selected tunes throughout the evening.
There will be a door prize raffle for an automatic garage door opener donated by Overhead Doors. Contributing to the atmosphere is a special banner created by Quality Signs placed over the stage. The event will be judged by five mysterious prominent figures residing in Nye County and Pahrump.
The Pahrump prominent dance “Star” competitors will take over the dance floor to showcase routines choreographed by Betsy Sanders displaying different styles of dance.
There are seven dance “Star” competitors consisting of four males, three females, and their partners who will be choreographing and teaching the dance routines to their “Star” dance partners.
The dance competition is a closed event with competitors prescreened.
The dance lineup goes as follows:
Jack Jordan dancing with Sally Fields, Doug Schuler dancing with Angie Kellogg, Mark Waite dancing with Linda Byrd, Rick Baneo dancing with Gina Edmond, Sandy Stell dancing with Marty Marcellino, Kathy Weil dancing with former Arthur Murray studio dance instructor Stuart Smith and Jo Dee Van Stavern dancing with Roger Burnley.
Sponsorships are still available to those wanting to be showcased in the event program. Levels of sponsorship are platinum at a $500 donation, gold at $200, silver at $100 and bronze at $50. There is also business card advertising at $25 per card placed in the program.
All donations must be received by September 29 to assure sponsorship listings in the program.
Send donations and advertising request to:
Pahrump Hospice BLDG Fund, 2340 E. Calvada, Suite 4, Pahrump, NV 89048.
A “Thank You for Your Donation” letter will be sent for tax purposes.