A hometown media personality, known for busting a city beat, will be rocking the Habitat Zumbathon Saturday.
Morning Star senior reporter Richard Rolke said he would take part in the event, if $1,000 was raised in support of Vernon’s Habitat for Humanity.
“Due to an incredibly generous donation just received ($1,500) toward Habitat’s Zumbathon $1,000 will be pledged in support of Matt Walker of the B.C. Lions and $500 to Richard Rolke’s challenge,” said Beth Marks, a Habitat Champion working with the fundraiser.
In fact, more than $1,100 was raised in Rolke’s name, meaning he will be out at the Saturday Zumbathon from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Centre.
“A very huge thanks to the donors, Darryl and Karin O’brian. They made it possible to cement two stars to the floor.”
Glory Westwell, chairwoman of Vernon’s Habitat for Humanity since 2007, is all smiles leading up to the Habitat Zumbathon.
“Sareena Sharma Nickoli has lined up an amazing group of instructors to lead the dancing. It’s going to be a huge celebration for Habitat,” said Westwell. “I’ve been so impressed with the work of the ‘Lend a hand to buy the land’ group. There is no doubt they will keep working until we have the land to start a Habitat movement that will be unstoppable.”
The Habitat Zumbathon includes door prizes and original art for the grand prize of the most pledges. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance at Diana’s Monogramming, Sutton Realty or City Furniture.
Tickets are $25 and all of the funds generated will go toward raising $300,000 to purchase land for Habitat for Humanity.