Hospice of Texarkana will host two professional dancers from the ABC hit television show Dancing With the Stars at its 6th annual Jeans & Bling fundraiser at 7PM, October 10 at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center.


Chelsie Hightower and Jonathan Roberts will perform, take part in Q&As and spend time with VIP guests. Hightower wowed audiences on DWTS for seven seasons. Her partners have included Helio Castroneves of Team Penske in the Indy Car Racing League, entertainer Romeo, Michael Bolton and The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka.

Jonathan Roberts is an award winning dance champion of 15 years and a finalist on Dancing With the Stars with singer Marie Osmond. He was also featured on seven seasons with notable celebrities including Heather Mills, Belinda Carlisle, Rachel Hunter and Monica Seles.

The star-studded evening will feature a raffle of three prizes worth thousands of dollars and a silent auction. The popular band “Split Decision” will perform while attendees watch a new competition called “Icing With the Stars” where top bakers are paired with a local celebrity to decorate a cake at the event. Guests will enjoy watching the professional and novice create a unique design and will vote for their favorite cake with dollars. Then, the cakes will be served.

Participating businesses include: All in Good Taste Bakery, Julie’s Deli & Market, Silverspoon, Taste and See and Twisted Fork Grill & Bar. The local celebs are: Dr. Robin Rogers, Trish Reed, Fred Norton, Jo Ann Rice and Taryn Ashley.

Jeans & Bling is the signature fundraising event of Hospice of Texarkana, a nonprofit agency, and all proceeds are designated for the Hospice Inpatient Care Center, which is under construction at 2407 Galleria Oaks Dr., Texarkana, Texas.

Tickets are $75 each and will be available at the Hospice of Texarkana website. If anyone wants to “Meet the Stars," call Stefanie at (903) 794-4263 to become a STAR Sponsor. Raffle tickets are $20 each.

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