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Dancing with the Abilene Stars raises half a million dollars for Hendrick Home for Children

Hendrick Home for Children hosted its 14th annual Dancing with the Abilene Stars fundraiser Thursday night. Since its inception in 2010, the event has raised nearly $4.5 million for the families of Hendrick home to jump-start their lives. This year's event raised $503,000.

Committee member Sarah Stevens says the event draws strong support from the whole Abilene community, “I think this event is really special because I think it brings people from a whole lot of different areas of the community together and it takes people out of their comfort zone a lot of time but shows how willing people are to step out of their comfort zone for such a good cause.”

11 local dancers paired with local professionals competed in this year’s event.

This year's winners include:
Big Money- Matt Price
Best Male- Dr. Bob Leedy
Best Female- Julianne Sitzes
Showmanship- Clay McCullar
Best Costume- Tiffany Gutierrez
Best Video- Reagan King
The Sparkle Award- The ladies at the Abilene Beauty Bus