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5th annual Fort Scott Dancing with our Stars event expected to draw in more than $20,000

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The 5th annual Fort Scott Dancing with our Stars event is expected to draw in more than $20,000 for 10 different charities and organizations in the area.

10 couples danced in two performances tonight, each representing their own charity or cause. 

This year's theme was "dancing through the decades".

Music and costumes ranged from the early 1860's to the 1970's. 

Participants varied in age, with one contestant at 80 years old.

Organizers say the charities represented rely heavily on community support.

"With the economic times that we're in now, every dollar, every penny makes a difference to these organizations," said Jared Leek, former president of the Fort Scott Rotary Club.

"It does help get the community involved, and just highlight what we have and what organizations need support," said Katie Wells, participant.

Each charity will receive $50 from the Fort Scott Rotary Club, which hosted the event.
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