On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Sodoma Law Union Principal and Attorney Penelope Hefner will put on her dancin’ shoes to raise money for the Union County 4-H Foundation at their annual “Dancin’ in the Clover” event. She has been practicing tirelessly as she prepares to go head to head with 9 other contestants as they battle it out on the dance floor to see who can take home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Penelope had this to say about her weekly rehearsals: “While it has been a challenge to find time to practice each week, it has been incredibly fun. It is time away from the demands of work and two active little boys where I can truly focus on learning the choreography. I can see improvement each week and it feels great!”

“Dancin’ in the Clover” is the 4-H Foundation’s premier spring gala event. Every year notable Union County “celebrities” are selected to participate in a friendly ballroom dance competition as they raise money for the cause. The event also hosts a team of celebrity judges, a silent auction and live music!

Although tickets are already sold out for event night, you can still contribute to the cause by voting for your favorite contestant- just click here. Every dollar counts as they’ve set the bar high and are aiming to raise $50,000! Penelope is currently one of the top 3 fundraisers, but as she said: “The competition is fierce. Everyone involved is working hard to get votes because they know all the monetary votes contribute to a large part of each contestant’s final score. The rest comes from dancing, but to have the best chance at the trophy, you have to master both- money and moves!”

The funds raised at this event become scholarships that help children attend summer camps, leadership building conferences, 4-H Congress and more.  The 4-H Foundation’s mission is to “provide life-changing opportunities and encouraging youth to become contributing citizens in Union County.” Every year over 1,500 community volunteers contribute to the cause enabling the foundation to reach over 7,200 youth in grades k-12 in over 200 different programs. A far-reaching and worthy cause that should inspire everyone to put on their dancing shoes!

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