The 2018 Shimmy Mob Team raised more than $5,000 for Stepping Stones to a Brighter Future, a local non-profit that provides financial, emotional and life skills assistance to survivors of domestic violence.
“Each year this event gets bigger and more successful,” said organizer Angela Petry, a local bellydance instructor. “We had our largest team ever, with dancers from Hedgesville, Martinsburg, Shippensburg and Chambersburg joining us for the first time. This was key in helping us reach our highest donation total to date.”
The group of 22 bellydancers appeared on May 12 and danced in several locations around the Town of Bath. This was the sixth year in a row that a Berkeley Springs team has participated in this international event.
The Shimmy Mob team was able to reach their fundraising goal through the generous support of individual donations and the following business sponsorships: Bellydance by Deborah, Berkeley Springs Antique Mall, Berkeley Springs Bridge Club, Berkeley Springs Memories, Buddy Lou’s, Clark’s, CNB Bank, Community Garden Market, Country Inn, Document Solutions Inc., Eddie’s Tire, Equine Solutions, FAST, Georgie’s Pizza/Mountainside Restaurant, Hart’s Plumbing, Hunter’s Hardware, Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop, JMK Tax Services, MAC Ice House, MGK Services, Magic Miller, Mike’s Painting and Finishing, Miramar’s Dance Arabesque, Mountain Laurel, Mountainview Millwork, The Naked Olive, Rita Renee’s Spa, Riverbend Family Medicine, Skeeters Autobody and Towing, Star Theater, Southern Belle, State Farm Luke Christie, Trujillo Enterprises, Ungers Excavating and Weaver’s Painting and Staining.
Donations can still be made online by visiting www.SteppingStonesMorganCounty.org.