Vote for Your Favorite Dancer

Only one person will take home the mirror ball trophy! Who will it be? Your votes and the judges’ scores will decide on August 24th!

Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Please note that individual donations less than $250 will not receive an acknowledgement letter. In the case of donations less than $250, it is advised that you keep your transaction receipt (should you need proof of your contribution). Donations that exceed $250 will receive an acknowledgement letter from the North Georgia Community Foundation, per IRS polices.

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$37658 Donated

Rena Millwood

Rena is originally from Spartanburg, SC, and has lived many places before finally calling Gainesville home in 2006. She has two boys; KJ (18) and Conley (16). Thanks to their passion for sports, Rena has been able to connect with the through … Continue reading

$26310 Donated

Brad Puryear

Brad Puryear is General Counsel of Mansfield Energy Corp. and the Mansfield family of companies. He currently serves as the President of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA). Brad came to Gainesville … Continue reading

$27131 Donated

Beverly Nordholz

Beverly has been married to Mike for longer than most of you have been alive. They have two wonderful sons and two great daughters-in-love who have given them five perfect grands, ages four to 14 years. She graduated from the University of … Continue reading

$15975 Donated

Scott LeFevre

Scott is a Gainesville native and works as the staff attorney for Judge Andy Fuller. He is a member of the Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association and serves as president of the Young Lawyers Division. He was also a member of the … Continue reading

$2705 Donated

Tyra Wimpye

A native Gainesvillian, Tyra is a proud Gainesville High School Red Elephant. She served as a dance captain for the GHS Theatre Department and was involved in many community service projects. After high school she received her bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading

$8140 Donated

Father Tim Hepburn

Tim comes from a big Scotch-Irish family spanning several generations in Atlanta. He was raised in Sandy Springs, just a short step north of Atlanta. A priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta for over 25 years, he began … Continue reading

$16560 Donated

Jennifer Pirkle

Born and raised in Gainesville, Jennifer Parrish Pirkle is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Grady Parrish and daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Pirkle. Jennifer and her husband, Andy, have been married for 25 years and were high school … Continue reading

$39250 Donated

John Darden

Born in Hancock County, GA, John grew up on a dairy farm near the Ogeechee River, where he still enjoys spending time (but not milking cows!). He attended Sparta High School where he played quarterback under the tutelage of Coach … Continue reading

$30581 Donated

Nairika Cornett

Born in Bombay, India, Nairika came to Gainesville in 1993 for her undergraduate studies and to awaken the latent Southern girl in her (she loves all things pickled and BBQ). She is an art passionista, devotee of face-to-face conversations, travel … Continue reading

$17425 Donated

Michael Reins

Michael has local roots dating back to the mid-1800s, with immediate and extended family still here today. He is a GHS graduate and earned a BBA at Georgia State University and MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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