Winter Fling 2014!
The 2014 Concord Stars and their teachers.
On Saturday January 25, NHTI hosted its 4th Annual Winter Fling fundraiser, featuring the ever-popular Dancing with the Concord Stars competition! This year's event featured a record-breaking 14 dancing couples and a sold-out crowd of 480 guests. Thirteen dance teachers from four area dance schools -- Concord Dance Academy, Let's Dance Studio, Miss Gen's Dance Studio, and Creative Dance Workshop of Bow -- coached the couples in their routines, and over 50 volunteers helped make the event possible.
Prior to the dance event, fifteen area restaurants (see side bar) offered Winter Flingers a sampling of the area's best fare at "Concord-by-the-Bite," while Club Soda Band warmed up those hearty partiers who couldn't wait for the dancing to begin. Club Soda played on after the contest, keeping the party going strong until the proverbial wee hours of the night.
Winter Fling raised $30,000 in corporate sponsorships and over $25,000 in ticket sales. Altogether, this year's event raised over $50,000 for the President's Fund for Excellence. The four Winter Fling events held so far have raised more than $150,000 for the fund.
Jennifer & Adam Fennelly won the judges' Best Overall award, dancing the "Hip, Pop & Drop" to an Elvis tune.
The exuberant Cheryl Coletti and her partner Jim Pratt won the People's Choice award with their swing routine.
Amber Ferreira and Jay Hauser were judged the Most Entertaining couple.
Nancy and David Parker's tango was the Most Dramatic dance of the evening.
Intermission entertainment was provided by the NHTI Dance Team!
All photos courtesy Scott Bulger / Scott Bulger Arts
Feb 7, 2014
Also In This Issue ...
Winter Fling Sponsors
Lincoln Financial Group, Presenting Partner
Merrimack County Savings Bank
Alan's of Boscawen (in-kind)
Community Players of Concord (in kind)
Concord Monitor (in kind)
Taylor Rental (in kind)
Town & Country Reprographics (in kind)
Bank of New Hampshire
Follett Higher Education Group
Holloway Automotive Group
Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits (in-kind)
Milestone Engineering & Construction
Northeast Delta Dental
Havenwood Heritage Heights
DL Carlson Investment Group
Granite Investment Advisors
Match - Granite Investment Advisors
Lifetime Benefits Group
NH Environmental Consultants LLC
Orr & Reno
Grappone Automotive (in-kind)
Edward Jones Investments
Say It In Stitches
Villari's Martial Arts
Alan's of Boscawen, Featured Restaurant
Crust and Crumb
EJ's on Main
Granite State Candy
House of India
Quality Cash Market
Washington Street Café
Windmill Family Restaurant