Q&A with Dancing for a Cause participants

Allison B. Hudson

Dancing for A Cause will take place on July 14 at the Lamar Dixon Center in Gonzales and the event will be hosted by lawyer Matthew Pryor and JoJo Newsom. Parish President Tommy Martinez is the honorary chairman.

Tickets are available by calling Sharon Morris at 225-955-4683 or the ARC at 225-621-2000. Sponsorships for businesses and individuals are available too.

Q&A with Kelly Swarm

1.  So, you’re taking part in Dancing for a Cause this year.  What made you decide to get involved?

I've been involved with Dancing for a Cause through committees the past two years. I was so excited to be asked to dance this year! I love what the organization is about and the event is always so successful.

2. Do you have any dancing experience?

Growing up I was involved with Cheerleading and Ballet., the dance moves I'm learning right now is like learning a foreign language!

3. What are you most looking forward to on the night of the event?

What always makes me so excited and happy is to see all the people their enjoying themselves and supporting such a great cause and organization.

4. Why is a program like COEA so important to our community?

It's another reason why Ascension is such a great place to live, since moving here I've realized there are so many opportunities to help out several walks of life and everyone works so hard to support each other. COEA give their individuals the chance to work, they get exceptional care and the times I've popped in everyone is having fun!

Q&A with Tracey Normand

1. So, you’re taking part in Dancing for a Cause this year.  What made you decide to get involved?

Peer pressure…Just kidding. I really enjoy helping the community and this program does a wonderful job of that, so anything I can do to help is a privilege.

2.  Do you have any dancing experience?

None that is worth speaking on. Never got the hang of the jitterbug, but for some strange reason I can line dance.

3. What are you most looking forward to on the night of the event?

To cheer the others who have dedicated their time and efforts for this worthy cause. I LOVE TEAM WORK!!!

4.  Why is a program like COEA so important to our community?

Helping and giving back to my community is very important to me. I have been blessed by help from others and live my life every day to try and give back. The COEA program gives opportunity every day to our community, why wouldn’t you want to support such an extraordinary program.