Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Michigan Studio Feeds 296 People

During this holiday season, the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bloomfield Township collected food donations for the Gleaners Food Bank. Their goal was to collect enough food to feed 100 people. To their surprise, they far surpassed the goal and collected enough food to feed 296 people. “This is the first year that the Fred Astaire Dance Studio has worked with Gleaners, but it definitely won’t be the last” said Evan Mountain, co-owner of the studio. “We are very happy that our students, staff and the local community are able to help feed so many people in need.” The studio kicked off the food drive on December 6th with an Open House dance party. Anyone that donated non-perishable food items were given free lessons. As extra incentive to their students, Fred Astaire Dance Studio gave a prize of a new pair of dance shoes to the student who brought in the most food. The prize was won by Amanda Demery of Birmingham, MI. Although their food drive officially ended on December 19th, they will continue to collect food from anyone still wishing to make a donation.

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio is located at: 2510 Telegraph Rd; Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302; Phone: (248) 454-1715

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