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DANCING WITH THE STARS-DUBUQUE STYLE. In 2015 the charity fundraiser announced its sixth season and raised $230,000. (1) The project involved ten local people who solicited funds for their charity through donations. Each donated dollar equaled one vote. The local dancers were paired with professional dance instructors from the area and rehearsed as often as they were willing. (2)

Since the first event, more than $750,000 was raised for forty local charities, according to the DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, the host of the project. (3)



1. "2015: A By-The-Numbers Review of the Year in the Tri-States," Telegraph Herald, January 3, 2016, p. 2

2. Gloss, Megan. "Lucky No. 6," Telegraph Herald, May 28, 2015, p. 1C

3. Ibid.