Woodstock’s Chief of Police Calvin Moss and his partner, professional dancer Sierra Gooch, won the 8th annual Dancing for the Children celebrity dance challenge. The mid-April competition, sponsored by the Service League of Cherokee County, was held along with the 52nd annual ball at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center.
Moss was among the local celebrities who committed to raising at least $3,000 for the cause, while training with professional dance instructors who donated their time and expertise.
Through sponsorships, donations and ticket sales, this year’s event raised funds which will be used to help meet the needs of the children of Cherokee County. This includes providing necessities such as medical care, dental and vision care, clothing, scholarships, camps and more. Candler Howell won the award for the highest fundraising amount, raising more than $5,000 for the Service League.
This year’s competitors included:
• Chief Calvin Moss and dancer Sierra Gooch.
• Sgt. Marianne Kelley, public information officer for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, with professional partner Tony Stokes.
• Candler Howell, retired chief of finance for Cherokee County School District, with professional partner Monika Eisenheim.
• Kelli McLaren, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with professional partner Ray Santiago.
• Lantz Cleveland, Cherokee County School District facilities technician, with professional partner Nina Eisenheim.