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7th Annual Moonlight and Magnolias to benefit South Mississippi Red Cross, September 6

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BILOXI, Miss., Friday, August 1, 2014— Plans are underway for the 7th Annual Moonlight & Magnolias signature “Dancing with the Stars” themed fundraiser presented by Beau Rivage Resort and Casino to benefit the American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, in the Magnolia Ballroom at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

“This event is a wonderful way to support our local Red Cross while enjoying an evening of food, fun and entertainment at the beautiful Beau,” said Fiona Lipscomb, 2014 event chairperson. “This year promises to be just as spectacular as last.”

The highlight of the evening will be entertainment by this year’s coast celebrity dancers:

• Cree Cantrell, Edward Jones Investments

• Wade Howk, Hollywood Casino

• Dorothy Roberts McEwen, South Mississippi Regional Center

• Stephanie Barnes Taylor, The Fruition Group

• Stephanie Williams, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

The Chapter will also honor Butch and Andi Oustalet as its 2014 Humanitarians of the Year. Both are Moonlight & Magnolias dancing alumni; Andi also served as last year’s event chairperson.

Tim Allen, Julie Pagano and Dana Perry, professional dancers from Mississippi Ballroom Dance Clubs, are training the coast celebs and will accompany them during their performances. 

Last year’s celebrity dancers Emily Burke, John Carter, Christen Duhé, Edmond Hughes and Butch Oustalet will return as judges for the evening. WLOX’s Carrie Duncan will emcee and musical entertainment will be provided by Superfunk Fantasy. 

Sponsorship tables of 10 are available by contacting Jay Huffstatler or Michelle Wilson at 228-896-3146. Limited general admission tickets are available for $100. To purchase tickets, call (228) 896-4511 or visit any of the Red Cross offices on the coast.

All proceeds support the American Red Cross South Mississippi Chapter which serves Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone, George, Greene, Covington, Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Jefferson Davis, and Perry Counties.