Eight Couples Vie for “Homecoming Court” to Benefit St. Michaels Community Center


Not everyone looks back on high school fondly, so when the St. Michaels Community Center (SMCC) went searching for volunteers to run for King and Queen of its upcoming Homecoming Dance fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 26 … well … let’s just say that hands didn’t shoot up into the air.

Soon and surely enough, though, eight couples stepped forward and throttled down into the fast lane of teenage nostalgia. This motley crew of now upstanding citizens represents a history of all kinds—the academics and valedictorians, the debate teamers, the cheerleaders, the sports team leaders, the newspaper editors, the band captains, the class clowns and more—and for the next four weeks, they are committed to doing whatever it takes to raise critical cash and in-kind donations for SMCC, now in its 26th year of serving kids, elders and other circles of neighbors across our Bay Hundred Area.

Even if it means tucking their egos into a drawer.

That’s right, the SMCC Homecoming Court will be donning tutus, washing cars, sharing throwback photographs of themselves from high school on Facebook, dressing up in the fashion of their graduation decade, and dancing the night away on Aug. 26—all in the name of charity.

Those competitors are Laura and Jason Chance, Crystal Foxwell and Derrick Richardson, Peter and Lucka Paris, Jen Shatwell and Jonathan Dietrich (JD), Karen and Langley Shook, Chief Anthony Smith and A’knea Smith, Kathy Lash and Joe Trippi, and Shawn and Marissa Carter.

You can follow the competition on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smccorg/ and vote for who you’d like to seen crowned King and Queen by visiting SMCC’s website at http://www.stmichaelscc.org/ and clicking “Tickets.” (You can make a donation and vote even if you don’t want to attend the dance.) For more information please contact:Jen Shatwell, SMCC Board Member (202) 262-1488 jenshatwell@gmail.com

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