Hollywood Wax Museum's GM in Branson, MO Dances like a Star for Charity!
Chuck O'Day of the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, MO wins 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars of Branson Charity Event and raises money for charity.
BRANSON, MO - March 8th, 2012 - On March 7, 2012, the best of Branson, Missouri, the "live music capital of the world" shook its groove thing to raise money for the Branson Arts Council. The event was originally scheduled for February 29th, 2012, which was delayed due to the tornado that hit Branson that day.
The 3rd Annual Dancing with the Stars of Branson took place at Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater. The competition allowed audience members to decide the winning couple by donating one dollar per vote.
All the proceeds from ticket sales supported the Branson Arts Council, which is dedicated to keeping the arts and culture alive in the community. The funds raised by the individual couples were donated to the charities of their choice. Some of the charities included were Branson Center for the Arts, Tri-Lakes Community Theatre, Jesus was Homeless, and the Day for Shay & Pals.
Dancing with the Stars of Branson has enjoyed great success. Last year's event raised over $13,000. Over $33,000.00 was raised at this year's event with a record 510 attendees. Chuck and Stephanie won both the Mirror Ball Trophy (for most money raised) and the Judges Cup (for the couple that "tickled the judges' fancy" the most). This was the first time in the event's history that a couple has won in two categories. Bob Nichols, the show's creative producer said; "Each year, it just gets bigger and bigger. It's overwhelming."
The Hollywood Entertainment Center was excited to take part in this wonderful event that benefits the arts and supports the community of Branson Missouri.
Chuck and Stephanie danced to support the Branson Arts Council and for A Day for Shay and Pals. A Day for Shay is dedicated to researching and finding treatments for autism, named for Chuck's daughter Shay, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 18 months.
Watch Chuck and Stephanie's performance!
About Hollywood Entertainment Center
The Hollywood Entertainment Center is a multi-attraction landmark located at the center of the Branson strip at 3030 West Highway 76. Four attractions make up the complex, including the newly-renovated Hollywood Wax Museum, 5D Castle of Chaos, Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, and Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf. From playing with the stars at the interactive Wax Museum to shooting for the stars at the Hollywood-themed miniature golf course, the Hollywood Entertainment Center draws guests of all ages into the worlds of movies, magic, fantasy and adventure. Pick Your Fun combination deals are available 365 days a year from 8 am until late. Group bookings are easy, flexible and cost-effective. For more information, call (417) 337-8700 or visit www.hollywoodentertainmentcenter.com.
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