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Monroeville seniors plan dance for charity

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Two Monroeville High seniors are raising money for Abigail Pregnancy Center by hosting a dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday for Monroeville and St. Paul students.

“We usually meet on the football field or the basketball court, but now we’ll meet on the dance floor,” Bethany Bercheck said. She and Natalie Beck decided to host the Spring Fling Benefit Dance as their senior project.

Tickets cost $5 and the dance will be held in the Monroeville Elementary school gym. The Monroeville seniors got local businesses — Underground Utilities, Bores Manufacturing and Wilhelm Construction — to donate money for refreshments.

Don Snook, a disc jockey from Mansfield, also is donating his services. All Monroeville and St. Paul High School students are invited.

“We wanted to have more than just our school and St. Paul is the closest in our conference and we know a lot of people there,” Beck said. “We thought it would be fun.”

“They’re our rivals, but we get along,” Bercheck said of the invitation to St. Paul students.

The seniors picked Abigail Pregnancy Center to highlight the service because it gives to the community.

“We wanted to pick a local charity and something that really works with teens and high school kids,” Bercheck said. “We started working on this in November and staying on top of things has been the hardest part.”

Beck agreed. “They have good services over there.”

In addition to helping a community service agency, the project has improved her self-confidence.

“We’ve had a lot of responsibility and I feel better about myself just because of the work we’ve done,” Bercheck said.

Beck agreed that the project has been a challenge, but a good one. “For me, I’m more organized because I have to keep track of a lot of paperwork,” Beck said. “I’ve also had to get in touch with strangers, which I hadn’t done before.”

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