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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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