Posted by ngs123 | Posted in Generally Speaking | Posted on 08-06-2011
This is a re-post from another garden blog (http://www.gardenrant.com/my_weblog/2010/01/in-which-we-hope-allan-does-not-break-a-leg.html#comments). How I wish I had known about this – I would have LOVED to see Allan shake his groove thang!
No, our friend, writer/grower/horticulturalist extraordinaire Allan Armitage has not lost his mind. He doesn’t even have Night Fever. Rather, Allan is putting himself out there to support an important cause. See his note, below. On a non-dancing note, I am very excited about a recent introduction of Allan’s: the “Athens Yellow” climbing dicentra. It climbs? And it’s yellow? That’s enough to make me feel like dancing! Maybe not the The Hustle, though.
To My Friends in Horticulture:
I know this is hard to believe, but I have been asked to participate in the Athens-area chapter of Dancing With the Stars—as a star! I would not have agreed to make a fool of myself, except that it is a major fundraiser for Project Safe, a terrific organization working to end abuse against women. The world is a tough place for many, and having a support group like this makes a huge positive difference. For those of you not familiar with Project Safe, read more here. Recently this organization has experienced an unprecedented rise in demand for its services. More than ever it relies on local community events like Dancing with Athens Stars to provide financial support.
I am practicing hard for the “Audience Favorite Award” which is given to the couple who receives the most votes, both during the show and in the months leading up to it. I will keep everyone involved as the dance date, Mar 21, approaches.
So I am asking for your votes, not for me but for Project Safe. You can laugh at me while giving. Here’s how it works:
Each vote is $1 donated to Project Safe, and voting early and often is definitely encouraged! You can vote in several ways. Voting through the website is probably easiest. Go to the site and click on the Dancing with Athens Stars button. You’ll see my name and my beautiful and talented partner Liza Pitts [shown with Allan, above] as couple #9.
By the way, I will be doing The Hustle. I never heard of The Hustle, but there you go. I will keep you up to date here and on my site.
Hats off to Allan and I hope the gals at Garden Rant don’t mind the re-post!