The Event


WHO: Communities in Schools of Lee County and Pfizer  are proud to present The Fourth Annual  Dancing with the Lee County Stars, featuring  local Stars and Dancers.

WHAT: The show will consist of ten local “Stars” who will be paired with talented ball room and shag dancers to perform a professional dance routine on the night of the show.

WHEN: Friday,September 14; the night will begin at 6:00pm with “A Taste of Lee County” featuring some of the area’s finest chefs, such as Cafe 121, The Steele Pig, Dandalia Bakery, Sanford Coca-Cola and more.  The main event- Dancing with the Stars- will begin at 8:00pm.

CIS Random Dance 1

WHERE: Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford, North Carolina.

WHY: As a non-profit organization, CIS depends upon local support of the community through businesses, civic clubs, communities of faith and individuals donating their time and resources.  This investment will provide you an opportunity to be directly involved in building brighter futures for our children and giving them hope for a successful life.

The funds generated by the Dancing with the Lee County Stars will support local children and families through our existing programs including BackPack Pals (matching needy children with backpacks full of food for their families over weekends and holidays) , the Teacher Resource Room(providing teachers much needed community resources into the classrooms), The Adopt a School Program (pairing businesses with schools to provide monetary and/or time donations), Bridges of Faith (pairing churches with schools to provide monetary and/or time donations), as well as many more programs such as MentorsLunch BuddiesSchool Stuff CampaignKids VotingEmergency Fund,eMentoring, etc.

HOW: The title of Lee County “Dancing Star” will be awarded to the couple with the highest fundraising total at the end of the evening.  There are three ways to support your favorite Star:

1- Purchase a ticket or sponsor a table to see Dancing with the Lee County Stars live.

2- Cast votes for your favorite Star on the night of the event.

3- Vote online Early and Often!

The only question is “Who will get your vote for Dancing with the Lee County Stars?”

To purchase a ticket, table or sponsorship, or to learn more about Dancing with the Lee County Stars or CIS of Lee County, contact Executive Director, Heather Little at 919-718-5426 or email