By JB Clark
TUPELO – Dance Like the Stars on Saturday was a night of record-breaking donations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi.
The evening brought in $178,222.01, more than was raised each of the previous six years.
The previous fundraising record was $166,317 in 2009.
Evie Boyd, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, said they usually budget $100,000 for the event’s net profits.
“Special events like this are a part of our operating budget, so all the money goes to daily operations – paying staff, program supplies, paying utilities and keeping the doors open,” she said.
The event attracted more than 850 dinner guests Saturday night and another 150 people who came to watch the dancing.