On March 22, the Elizabethtown College Dance Team sponsored “One Elle of a Night” in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. The event raised over $1,500 through admission and raffle ticket sales and was able to grant a child, Kyle, his wish to meet Imagine Dragons.
The fundraiser featured performances by the Dance Team, Melica, sophomores Jon Anderson, Alivia Schaffer, Jacob Hopkins and singer-songwriter Kenny Ferrier and was hosted by Tommy Hopkins and Seth Previty.
“Each performance was beautiful. It was really great seeing how much effort and care went into such an important event,” senior Ellyn Frisch said.
This was the sixth annual event. Dana Richmond started the event in honor of her younger sister whose dream was to help other children receive a final wish as she had before she passed.
Richmond was an Etown student when she began this event. “The first couple of years, they had the winner of Mr. Etown perform his routine again since ‘One Elle’ was just a couple weeks following the competition,” junior Allison Salata, a member of the Dance Team, said. Reigning Mr. Etown, and host of the event, Previty recreated a portion of his routine with co-host Hopkins when they danced to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”
The Dance Team raised more money than expected. They are now able to put the remaining funds towards another child’s wish.