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Community Council for the Arts

Promoting the Arts:  Stars Dance for the Arts

February 9, 2019
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

THANK YOU to all our dancers for participating in our 7th Annual Stars Dance For The Arts  (SDFA)! It is a
star-studded, action-packed event hosted by Vickie Robinson and Wells Gulledge. SDFA 2019 will feature superstar couples dancing to generously raise funds for Kinston’s Community Council for the Arts. Each couple will perform an exciting and expertly choreographed dance. We appreciate the participation of these dancers and for their support!


MEET -- Beth Thigpen & James Holmes



                                                       Beth Thigpen

                                                       Dance Training: "None."

                                                       Education and Work Experience: "Beth graduated from Mount Olive College and is the Director of Retail Operations for Chef and The Farmer. 

                                                       Background & Interests: "Like most Eastern North Carolinians, I enjoy the beach. I also love any chance to visit a metropolitan city. Beth is active in many community organizations through her work with Chef and The Farmer. Most recently, she has been a part of the team selling and organizing a hurricane relief t-shirt, the profits which benefit Jones County and their recovery from Hurricane Florence. Beth loves music, her two dogs, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Greatest Accomplishment To Date:  "I am proud of my work with Ben, Vivian, Chef and The Farmer and "A Chef's Life."  I have been with the company for 10 years. I have invested a lot of myself. I enjoy my work. I am proud of the impact it has had on our small town. We have guests from all over the United States visit us here in Kinston."

What does Beth like about Lenoir County? "I like how the residents of Lenoir County seem to support one another. We patron each other's businesses and celebrate in each other's accomplishments."

What is Beth looking forward to by participating in this event?  "This is an opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and have fun while doing it. I am happy to help a wondeful organization and hope my efforts have a positive impact. The Arts Council is important. It give our local artists and beyond a place to share their work and be apart of the a community."




                                                         James Holmes

                                                          Dance Training: "No."

                                                          Education and Work Experience: James graduated from Kinston High School and                                                             is a server at Chef and The Farmer.

                                                          Background & Interests: James's favorite place to travel is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He enjoys music and video games. 

Greatest Accomplishment To Date: "Staying alive, because you can't do anything if you're dead."

What does James like about Lenoir County? "The people."

What is James looking forward to by participating in this event?  "Friends."

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