How long can you dance?
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS From left are President Nicki Mateyak, advisor Steve Ulicny, Vice President Emily Demyanovich and secretary Lacey Folweiler.
The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association (TASGA), with support of National Honor Society, Tamaqua Leadership Council, and World Language Club, are holding their second annual mini-dancathon called Tamaqua Area's 2nd Annual Mini-THON. The event is scheduled for this Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Tamaqua Area High School.
Proceeds from the event will benefit "Camp Can Do," a camp for pediatric cancer patients. The theme of the event is "Kids Helping Kids."
TAGS President Nicki Mateyak stated her pride in the event, stressing it is open to all ages. TAGS vice President Emily Demyanovick stressed that the event is expected to be better than last year.
"This event goes to a great cause," added Mateyak. TAGS adviser Steve Ulicny, stated the event is modeled from the Penn State's successful "Thon" dance marathon. He added that Tamaqua students started the American Cancer Society's telethon at the school many years ago. It still runs to this day. "Volunteers and students would phones in classrooms while entertainers performed in the court yard," said Ulicny. "We hope this event will also remain a tradition long into the future."
In addition to dancing, the event also includes a moonbounce, food, refreshments and desserts. The event will also include a special appearance by "The Rebel Legion", Star Wars Reenacting Group. The cost to enter the event is any donation you can afford. T-shirts will also be sold.
Student bands from the area as well as DJs will also provide entertainment throughout the 8-hour event. Special DJ appearances donated by DJ Brandon Fritz, Waking Up Dead, Shane and Livi, Jake Kulick, Toolshed Jack and others. Other Tamaqua area clubs will be providing refreshments as well as games and rides.
Visit them on Facebook or contact Ulicny, at (570) 778-2374 for more information. Ulicny said, "This annual event re-establishes the connection between the school, American Cancer Society and the community."