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Red Cross Stars are Shining Bright

Tickets on sale now!

The American Red Cross has an amazing group of dancers preparing for the eighth annual Dancing with the Freeborn-Mower Stars. You will want to be there on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Albert Lea High School, so get your tickets today at Hy-Vee in Albert Lea and Austin. The reserved seats are $20 each and the general admission tickets are $10 each. The proceeds benefit the Red Cross in your local community.

The dancers tripping the light fantastic this year are:

  • Ellen & Matt Raleigh (Raleigh’s Ace Hardware)
  • Brigitte Campbell (Habitat for Humanity) & Jake Vela (Austin Welcome Center)
  • Jennifer Sims (Austin Public Schools) & Neil Belshan (Commerce Bank, Geneva)
  • Amy Gauthier (Albert Lea Chamber of Commerce) & Jeff Strom (Albert Lea Police Dept)
  • Raquel Hellman (KIMT Channel 3) & Clint Narramore (KAUS 1480AM)
  • Jessica Cabeen (Austin Public Schools) & John Gray (The Hormel Foundation)
  • Emily Troe & Dylan Kaercher (Enchantertainment)
  • The dancers are working hard while helping to support our community through the local Red Cross.

    The dancers are vying for awards in three categories – Top Fundraisers Award, Audience Choice Award and the Star Award, which combines judges’ scores and the money attendees put in fishbowls that night. You can support your favorite dancers by sending your donation to the American Red Cross of Freeborn-Mower Counties, 305 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912. You can also give directly to your dancers, or cast your votes at the event.

    The money raised will be used to provide Red Cross services to the residents of Freeborn and Mower Counties. For more information about the Dancing with the Freeborn-Mower Stars event or about the American Red Cross please call us at 507-437-4589 or visit us on the web at

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.