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WKCTC Again Partners with Starfish Orphan Ministry for Evening of Salsa Dancing

PADUCAH, KY (February 3, 2016) West Kentucky Community and Technical College is once again joining forces with Starfish Orphan Ministry to host a unique dance fundraiser to help raise money for an upcoming WKCTC service learning project in El Salvador.

Community members can learn how to Salsa at Dancing with Starfish February 25 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. at the Starfish Orphan Ministry headquarters located at 1000 Broadway in downtown Paducah.

This is our second year to host this event with Starfish Orphan Ministry. Last year was a big success, and we hope for an even bigger turnout this year, said
Carolyn Perry, WKCTC Spanish professor and El Salvador service learning advisor. The funds we continue to raise help our students gain life- changing
experiences in El Salvador."

WKCTC students spend their Spring Break in El Salvador for a service learning journey that includes working with orphans, special needs children and adults living in poverty. This year, the group will build a house for a family, organize special events for the children and feed the homeless two nights during the week.
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Dancing with Starfish participants can enjoy Salsa dance demonstrations and instruction along with appetizers, desserts and a wide variety of silent auction items including original art from local artists and delicious baked goods.

Tickets for Dancing with Starfish are $15 per person or $75 per table of six. Student tickets are $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased early or at the door. Dress is casual or dancers can wear their favorite Salsa attire.

Starfish Orphan Ministry, a non profit organization with headquarters in Paducah, works to reach out to orphans in underdeveloped countries, individuals considering foster care and/or adoption and several local Paducah outreach programs for the needy, such as single mothers and individuals of spouse abuse.

Contact Carolyn Perry for tickets or more information at (270) 534-3205 or carolyns.perry@kctcs.edu.