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Dancing will raise funds for nursing students

Special to the Nevada Appeal

Nursing students from Western Nevada College will host the second Carson City version of Dancing with the Stars at 7 p.m. Saturday at Carson High School.

The event is a fundraiser to help students attend the National Student Nurses Association Convention April 9-13 in Nashville, Tenn. There, they will receive leadership and scholarship information, disaster-preparedness training and tips for taking the national nursing certification exam.

Tickets cost $15 at the door and $12 in advance. VIP tables include appetizers, dessert, refreshments and a front row seat and cost $400 for eight people. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dancing starting at 7. Tickets can be purchased at the Associated Students of Western Nevada office in the Dini Student Center at WNC Carson City, The Purple Avocado and Yaples Ballroom Dance in Carson City, and Especially for You in Gardnerville.

Dancers include Sheriff Ken Furlong, Miss Nevada Diana Sweeney, Mayor Robert Crowell and his wife, Susan, Nugget Casino General Manager Star Anderson, Supervisor Jim Shirk, meteorologist Jeff Thompson, Carson Tahoe Cancer Research Center Supervisor Ann Proffitt, Adele’s owner Charlie Abowd and Carson High School math teacher Jennifer Walls. Last year, Miss Carson City Vanessa Macias won the trophy along with partner Ivan Ochoa.