A Big Success: "Dancing With Our Stars"

WITN's Marvin Daugherty and Matt Engelbrecht as well as many other dancers took part in Saturday's "Dancing With Our Stars" event in Beaufort County, an event that helps local charities.

Hundreds of people attended the 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows at the Washington High School Auditorium.

The winners are determined by the groups that raise the most money.

Washington Pediatrics finished first, Lee Chevrolet finished second and the Turnage Theater finished third. Congrats! As soon as the final numbers are announced, we'll add them to this story.


Don't forget! This weekend is "Dancing With Our Stars" in Beaufort County.

The fundraiser is designed to help fight hunger and support local charities.

Tickets to the 2011 Dancing With Our Stars event in Beaufort County will be available at the door at the two shows Saturday at the Washington High School Auditorium.

The shows are 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 each for the 4 p.m. show and $20 each for the 8 p.m. show.

The event raises money for Eagle's Wings, which helps those who need food in Beaufort County. It also raises money for nine other non-profit organizations.

Here are the groups taking part this year: Beaufort County Arts Council, Beaufort County Boys and Girls Club, Beaufort County Humane Society, Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County, Washington Montessori Charter School, Trinity Church, Community Care and Hospice, Turnage Theater, Washington Pediatrics, Lifestyles, Lee Chevrolet, Jazzercise, Le Moulin Rouge de Danse, Hillside Funeral Home, Paul Funeral Home, Eagle's Wings and WITN-TV.

WITN Chief Meteorologist Marvin Daughtery and Meteorologist Matt Engelbrecht are joining forces in a number you won't soon forget! Click on the video link above to get a sneak peek.

Each group is joined by a dance expert, just like the hit television show.


Local celebrities, including some of WITN's, are polishing up for a big Beaufort County fundraiser.

Dancing With Our Stars is a few days away from hitting the stage. Tuesday night was the final rehearsal.

For the past two and a half months several groups have been working on getting their dance moves just right for Satruday night. They might not all get perfect scores from the judges, but they earn a perfect 10 for effort for helping raise money for the Eagle's Wings food pantry in Beaufort County as well as other charities.

WITN meterologists Matt Engelbrecht and Marvin Daugherty were perfecting their dance moves during the rehearsal. We won't give the whole number away, but we'll just say it has a weather theme. Marvin says, "I need some rain, yea you know, we've been talking about rain for all summer and no rain anywhere. We're going to make it rain Saturday night."

CLICK HERE for ticket information or to make a donation.

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A fundraiser in Eastern Carolina in August is designed to help fight hunger.

Tickets to the 2011 Dancing With Our Stars event in Beaufort County are on sale now.

The event raises money for Eagle's Wings, which helps those who need food in Beaufort County. It also raises money for nine other non-profit organizations.

Here are the groups taking part this year: Beaufort County Arts Council, Beaufort County Boys and Girls Club, Beaufort County Humane Society, Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County, Washington Montessori Charter School, Trinity Church, Community Care and Hospice, Turnage Theater, Washington Pediatrics, Lifestyles, Lee Chevrolet, Jazzercise, Le Moulin Rouge de Danse, Hillside Funeral Home, Paul Funeral Home, Eagle's Wings and WITN-TV.

WITN Chief Meteorologist Marvin Daughtery and Meteorologist Matt Engelbrecht are joining forces in a number you won't soon forget!

Each group is joined by a dance expert, just like the hit television show.

According to Eagle's Wings, Beaufort County "has about 46,000 residents and a poverty rate of 16.6% (2007 US Census Bureau estimate). Eagle’s Wings provides food to the impoverished in Beaufort County."

Eagle's Wings is the largest food pantry in the county.

Tickets are still available for the Dancing With Our Stars event, which is August 13 at the Washington High School Auditorium.

CLICK HERE for ticket information or to make a donation.

Janet Cox, the owner of Le Moulin Rouge de Danse in Washington, is the event director. She urges people to support the event and says she is thankful for all the dancers and their experts for their hard work in making this happen.


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  • by Kathy Location: Washington on Aug 19, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    This was my first time for "Dancing With Our Stars". I thought it was great and Marvin & Matt did real good. It is certainly for a good cause. CONGRATULATIONS FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
  • by Susan Location: Washington on Aug 15, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    I volunteer at Eagles Wings. A lot of people put in many hours for the Dancing With Our Stars performances. Thanks to each and everyone. Great Job!!!!
  • by Dan Location: Washington on Aug 14, 2011 at 08:35 PM
    This is a very good thing these people are doing. The money that goes to Eagle's Wings is well spent, but the money that goes to the Beaufort County Humane Society is a total waste. They have not taken in a single animal in 6 years and spend almost $25,000 a year at our local kill shelter. They also provide free labor for the county at the local kill shelter. It does nothing to help animals find homes to the point that three of the Beaufort County Humane Society directors started their own rescue. It is time that this scam called the BCHS was exposed. Check their 990 form listed on GuideStar.com to see they have over $300,000 in the bank.
  • by Get up Location: Washington, NC on Aug 14, 2011 at 10:12 AM
    I attended the event this year for the first time. I think the people who generously gave of themselves by helping to put this fundraiser on are to be thanked and commended. We all need to help support our community. I plan to get involved with this charitable event next year in some form or fashion. To the critics: Get up off your butts, quit posting negative blogs, and help support your community!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    Congrads to the winners. Where did the animal shelter come in?
  • by Bryan Location: Washington on Aug 14, 2011 at 09:04 AM
    I volunteer at Eagles Wings. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our performances! What a great group of people giving their time to help those in need.
  • by Not Nice on Aug 10, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    Now that is not very nice. These people are doing a good thing. Quit complaining and help do something productive. It may not be the flashiest but it's doing something wonderful for others.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 at 07:01 AM
    Borrrr-ing!!!
  • by Celebrity? Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    I find it comical that celebrity really means WITN staff. Hey, it's a good cause, but celebrity is a huge stretch.
  • by Dave Location: (OO::OO) on Aug 9, 2011 at 09:32 PM
    I can only shake my head and roll my eyes.
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