Dance walking down Route 1
Camden — Five Town Communities That Care will host a dance walk fundraiser Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The dance walk course will go from Hannaford on Route 1 to the Camden Public Landing, utilizing sidewalks and the shoulder as needed. All ages and all dancing abilities are welcome.
A dance walk is simply a dance from point A to point B. Dance walkers will move to the sounds of music pumped from the CTC-mobile, which will serve as a rolling juke box. Organizers are asking pre-registrants to submit a danceable song to be added to a shuffle mix, a mix that is promised to be full of wiggle-rific tunes.
“We are expecting a good turnout. In addition to straight up dancers, Rock City Rollers and Mid-Coast Hoopers (HoopME) will do their thing,” said organizer Alex Owre.
While Route 1 will not be closed, Owre said the dance walk sound truck will follow with flashers on and, most likely, a police cruiser. Some volunteers will be wearing reflective gear and will patrol up and down the outside of the crowd, roadside, doing extra traffic duty.
Dance walkers can take part in the fun fundraiser two ways — gathering pledges from friends and businesses or making a straight donation to the nonprofit Five Town Communities That Care. Suggested donations are, prior to Monday, July 16, $10 per individual, $25 for a family and, for teams, $10 for first member with $7 for each additional member. On the day of the event, suggested donations are $15 for individuals and $35 for families.
“Of course, if someone prefers to donate without dancing, we'll dance extra for them,” said Owre.
Registration forms can be downloaded in advance at fivetownctc.org or can be filled out before the event, when registration will begin at 5 p.m. The dance walk will step off promptly at 6 p.m. There will be a shuttle bus running back to the Hannaford parking lot at the end of the dance walk and an additional parking area will be announced if turnout warrants it. Rain date is Friday, July 20, same time.
For more information on the dance walk, and to access registration forms, visit the website or see the Five Town Communities That Care page on Facebook. All proceeds will benefit the efforts of Five Town CTC to promote healthy youth and to reduce the incidence of problem adolescent behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout and suicide. To contact Owre, call 236-9800.
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