Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars 2020 Canceled; Silent Auction to help fundraise for museum
By Lindsay Doty
No Tango or Waltz to quickly learn this year. Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars has been canceled for 2020 due to coronavirus safety precautions.
The annual Hendricks County Museum fundraiser that mixes professional dancers with community members was re-scheduled for August but organizers announced today they would be calling it off until 2021.
“Although the community looks forward to this fun event and it is the museum’s main source of fundraising, the health and well-being of everyone is a priority,” said event coordinator Deanna Hindsley.
“It is a hard hit financially, as we use the event proceeds for basic expenses such as our part-time administrator, office supplies, utility bills, and work being done on the small house we purchased last year for storing our historical items.”
Event organizers have already contacted ticket-holders.
“We are very grateful that some have decided to donate their purchase price to the museum, as have some of our business partners,” said museum board president Pat Baldwin.
To make up for lost funds, the Hendricks County Museum will host an online silent auction July 15-18. Items will be available for viewing a few days prior athttp://www.hendrickscountymusuem.org.
The community has donated several items, including experiences and handcrafted pieces.
“A quilt, made by Toni Waterman was designed especially for this museum event, and several local artists who display at the Gallery on the Square have donated handcrafted and painted items for our auction,” said Cindy Person, silent auction chair.
The 2021 event will be April 17 and keep the same dancing cast.