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2016 Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia

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We'll call it dancing with the local stars.

Friday night, thirteen contestants left it all on the dance floor for a good cause.

The 2016 Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia was held at the Trade & Convention Center. Like every year, all of the proceeds go to the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Local celebrity dancers are paired with the professionals, and together, they raise money by gaining votes.

A first for this year, a live auction during the Gala.

"They have worked for two and a half months on this. Not just raising money, but dancing, learning a new dance. You know, practicing four times a week probably the last couple of weeks. So it's a lot, but it's worth it. It's so much fun and such a great cause. You don't really realize how everybody is affected by Alzheimer’s,” said Kristen Harkleroad, 2015 Judge’s Choice.

WTOC was a proud sponsor of Friday’s event and our very own Ben Williamson was one of the hosts!

So far, there's been over $200,000 raised.

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