Geneva stars come out to dance
GENEVA – As she thought about it, Katlyn Eggar recalled several times that she and her husband, Justin, had danced together in public.
But none of them, she said, compared to the experience of taking the stage before hundreds of people, under the glare of the spotlight, with every eye in the room on one couple, as they performed a choreographed, practiced routine in a community-wide dance competition.
"I'm not nervous now," Katlyn said, minutes before that competition began. "But I think I will be when it's time to go out.
"I just keep telling myself that the main thing is for us to have fun."
Saturday night, the Eggars, Allstate Insurance's agents in Geneva, were one of six pairs to take to the dance floor at Eaglebrook Country Club on Fargo Boulevard, just east of Randall Road, in Geneva, during the fifth annual Dancing with the Geneva Stars event.
The party and dance competition serves as one of the year's big fundraisers for the Geneva Academic Foundation and the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission.
Saturday, more than 350 people bought tickets for the event, also contributing money each time they wished to cast a vote for any of the teams.
This year's dancing couples included:
• Kevin and Mary Keyzer, respectively, a process quality manager at Engineered Ceramics, and a teacher at Geneva High School;
• Steve and Lynn Saunders, respectively, owner of Saunders Real Estate Solutions, and branch manager at First American Bank in Geneva;
• Sam Hill and Dorothy Flanagan, each aldermen on the Geneva City Council;
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