DeKalb County’s Solicitor-General Office Announces DeKalb Stars

DeKalb County’s Solicitor-General Office Announces DeKalb Stars

Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling unveils participants in third annual Dancing with the DeKalb Stars

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling unveiled this year’s DeKalb stars participating in the third annual Dancing with the DeKalb Stars, a domestic violence fundraiser and resource expo.

The dance competition features nine teams, comprised of a dance professional and a notable member of DeKalb County’s legal, public safety, business and civic community. Performers include:

C. David Moody, Founder of CD Moody Construction Paired with Brentney J., MAD, LLC
Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, DeKalb County Super District 7 Representative, Paired with Tiffany Anderson, Dancers Unleashed
Dr. Sandra Ford, Executive Director of DeKalb County Board of Health, Paired with Grayling Walker, Dance 411
Mayor Ted Terry, City of Clarkston
Paired with Christian Taylor, Dance 411
Diijon DaCosta, DeKalb County School Board Member
Paired with Kristina Echols, Atlanta Dream
Lisa Bobb, Owner of Squash Blossom Boutique
Paired with Shervoski Moreland, Dance 411
Assistant Chief Sonya Porter, DeKalb County Police Department
Paired with Kevin Tyson, Dance 101
Major Jefferey Leslie, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office
Paired with Vanessa Gibson, Eagles Landing Dance Center
Charlene Fang, DeKalb County Board of Assessors Member
Paired with Winston Miller, Arts in Motion

In addition to competing for the championship title, the DeKalb stars will fundraise to support the two non-profits, Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence and International Women’s House. The star to raise the most money will be the Dancing with the DeKalb Stars’ People’s Choice. You can support your favorite DeKalb star by donating through their Click & Pledge page.

Judges of this year’s dance competition are 2018 champion and executive director of Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, David Manuel; executive director of Leadership DeKalb, Maria Balais; and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia’s director of specialty care operations and strategy, Paul Jacxsens.

Dancing with the DeKalb Stars takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center. Doors open to the Resource Expo at 5 p.m., with the dance portion beginning at 6 p.m. Local barbeque favorite, Mable’s Barbeque and Smoked Meats, will provide light refreshments during the resource expo and intermission.

Tickets are available online at https://dancingwithdekalbstars2019.eventbrite.com for $25. Those interested in making a larger contribution can become a sponsor or purchase an ad in the event program. Sponsorship packages start at $500. Program ads start at $150.

The expo & fundraiser has raised over $30,000 for Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence and International Women’s House since its inception.

“The DeKalb County community has proven to us their dedication to ending the cycle of abuse by continuously supporting our efforts to assist two organizations entrenched in the fight of ending this vicious cycle,” said Solicitor-General Coleman-Stribling. “Every year our goal is to exceed what we accomplished the year prior and we look forward to seeing DeKalb help us do that again.”

For more information on the Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General, please visit our site at www.DeKalbSolicitorGeneral.com

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About The Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General

The Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General, led by Donna Coleman-Stribling, prosecutes criminal misdemeanor offenses filed in the State Court of DeKalb County. These crimes generally include domestic violence, elder abuse, cruelty to children, vehicular homicide, drunk driving, stalking and harassment, trespassing, and animal cruelty. The Solicitor-General’s Office handles more than 13,000 cases annually and consists of a staff of attorneys, investigators, victim-witness advocates, community prosecutor, legal secretaries, and a communications director. The Office prides itself on the professional and impartial prosecution of crimes while working closely with police and members of the community to develop strategies to prevent crimes before they occur. Stay informed by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling unveils participants in third annual Dancing with the DeKalb Stars