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WKCTC Partners with Starfish Orphan Ministry for Evening of Salsa Dancing

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is 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 dust off their dancing shoes and learn how to Salsa at Dancing for Starfish February 26 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. at the Starfish Orphan Ministry headquarters located at 1000 Broadway in downtown Paducah.

Participants can enjoy salsa dance demonstration and instruction provided by the Paducah Dance Academy, along with appetizers, desserts and a wide variety of silent auction items including original art from local artists and delicious baked goods.

This is the second year a group of WKCTC students has spent 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 on two nights during the week.

We are excited to partner with Starfish again this year to help raise money for our students El Salvador service learning experience March 16-22, said Carolyn Perry, WKCTC Spanish professor and El Salvador service learning coordinator. The students who traveled to El Salvador last year said it was truly rewarding and life-changing. We want to continue to offer our students opportunities for positive experiences they will never forget.

Tickets for the Dancing with Starfish is $15 per person or $75 per table of six. Student tickets are $5 per person. 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 more information, (270) 534-3205 or carolyns.perry@kctcs.edu.