Hundreds packed the Willie Davis Recreation Center auditorium as local celebrities put on their dancing shoes for a good cause.
Eleven local celebrities are competing for bragging rights. The dancers include:
Jerry Taylor - President/CEO, Union Parish Chamber of Commerce
Rita Daugherty - resident of Union Parish for 68 years, local teacher
DeCorza "Dee" Haucley - lifetime native, dietary specialist at Arbor Rose Assisted Living
Kay Carroll - resident, administrator at Arbor Rose Assisted Living
Rob Shadoin - State Representative for District 12
Alan Futch - Northeast Louisiana Floral Association, Dean of Flowers in Farmerville
Leslie Read McConkey - Read Lumber, lifelong resident
Lee Brown - Storyteller at Union Parish Library
Renee Jones - stylist at Tangles
Four dance experts judged the performances, each of a different dancing style such as pop, rock, and jazz.
All proceeds in tonight's event helps the animals at the Union Humane Society.
"We struggle to control our pet population every day," said dance organizer Lynn Fontana with the Humane Society. "The proceeds from this, a portion will go toward the spay and neuter services and the other portion will go toward a building fun which we hope to [have] one day an animal shelter."
The dance competition is expected to raise over $11,000 for the animals at the humane society shelter.