“M.P. and the History Hotties” will be dancing at Gotta Dance’s 5th annual “Dancing With Winona Stars” for the Winona County Historical Society. The team’s goal is to raise $10,000 to be used to support the Society’s irreplaceable collections. From the canoe that started Wenonah Canoe, to a Winona judge’s pardon signed by Abraham Lincoln, to hundreds of thousands of photographs, the WCHS holds our history and shares our heritage with fellow community members of all ages, area classrooms, nursing homes, genealogists, researchers and visitors from all over the world.
To raise funds for the care of the WCHS collections, you can vote for “MP and the History Hotties” through donations. Every $1 you donate to “MP and the History Hotties” gets them 1 vote for the competition. So, $20 = 20 votes; $100 = 100 votes – its up to YOU. All the vote money goes directly to WCHS! Look for voting/donation canisters for “M.P. and the History Hotties” around Winona at Ground Round, Hawkins Ash CPAs, Blue Heron, Sammy’s Pizza, The Boat House, Watkins Museum & Store, Coldwell Banker, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona County History Center and more will be out soon. The Winona County Historical Society is hosting a Rock’n Sock Hop Friday, September 27 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the History Center to start fundraising for M.P. and the History Hotties! Along with dancing, the Sock Hop will feature - Snacks and a Cash Bar; Out of Retirement - Al Paffrath as DJ; Hula Hoop Contest; Gotta Dance Student Demo; Costume Contest; Drawing to Win a Dance with MP or one of the History Hotties; and More! 1950s - 60s dress is encouraged but not required, no heels please! A $5 suggested donation will be taken at the door and bring your extra dollars - it’s a fundraiser! Come have a blast and support the Dancing With Winona Stars team, “MP and the History Hotties”, raising money for the WCHS collection care and conservation! Learn more and donate/vote online at www.winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723.
You can also support Gotta Dance by purchasing tickets to the “Dancing with Winona Stars” event and come support WCHS even more, as well as, the other benefiting organizations, by voting/donating during the show! “Dancing with Winona Stars” will take place Tuesday December 31, 2013 at Winona State University’s McCown Gymnasium. The New Year’s Eve event will feature 7 individual stars, 8 groups of stars and The Dweebs will perform after the competition and ring us into 2014. Learn more and get tickets at www.dancingwithwinonastars.com.