It's the 10th year for the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce's Gloucester County Dancing with the Stars fundraiser and the six "local celebrities" ready to put on their dancing shoes, have been annouced.
According to Shirley Bierbrunner, event chair, these six dancers all offer something special to this year's competition.
"Each year we have three gals and three guys," Bierbrunner said. "And we have two veterinarians this year."
Each dancer chooses a charity close to their heart, Bierbrunner said.
"People are always interested in it (the competition). It's fantastic the way people give," she said.
In the past nine years, Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars has raised $1.4 million and Bierbrunner is hoping to reach the million and half mark this year.
The dancers include Dr. Monica Scott, a physical therapist and the owner of Doctor Physical Therapy in Woodbury who chose the Center for Family Services as her charity; Dr. Keisha Tomlinson, a veterinarian and owner of West Deptford Animal Hospital in Wenonah chose Precious Love Fund as her charity; Christine Robinson, executive director of Kingsway Learning Center chose the Kingsway Learning Center as her charity; Milton Corsey, owner of Evolution Training Consulting in Deptford picked Main Street Woodbury as his charity; Anthony Chiesa, manager at NJ Department of labor and workforce development chose Abilities Solutions in Westville for his charity and Dr. Mark Magazu, a veterinarian and owner of Swedesboro Animal Hospital chose Angels for Animals as his charity.
Last year's dancers raised a a record-breaking total of $276,851. The tapings of the competition begin in July and August and the finale will be taped on Sept. 24.