Thursday, March 25, 2010

anchors aweigh

"Wow, that photo is like your dreams come to life! Nice," said the message from my friend Bean, who had just seen a picture I posted to Twitter. Three morning news anchors from three different television stations had come in to be interviewed about their participation in Star 102.1's Dancing with the Knoxville Stars.

I danced in last year's version of the event and my wife made a donation to East Tennessee Children's Hospital on my behalf. Each dollar raised by the dancers counts as one vote toward their total. My wife and I will donate again this year and I thought we might divide our dollars evenly between the fundraising pages for Tearsa Smith, Abby Ham and Allison Kropff. On Monday night my wife came home from a Knoxville Choral Society rehearsal with a different idea. She would donate to Lucas Richman's account.

I should have thought of that sooner. After all, the Maestro is dancing with Emily Loyless, the new co-owner of Academy Ballroom, who was my partner last year. Also, I'm the one who invited Lucas to participate via Stephanie Burdette, the Knoxville Symphony's director of communications. On top of all that, Richman's total is lagging behind the TV women, who have been tirelessly promoting the event on their newscasts.

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Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, Frank! Lucas really needs the votes. We've been pushing it over here, but most of the people who want to vote are our sweet little League Ladies who do not have/trust internet access. I still need to put my vote in, too, but I'll definitely be there to watch!

PS - I'm starting to feel like a celebrity myself getting so many mentions on your blog!

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

I'm coming to the KSO concert tonight! I hope you have some flyers or a sign promoting the Maestro's participation in Star 102.1's Dancing with the Knoxville Stars. WVLT did just that for Allison Kropff at the Women Today Expo last weekend.


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