Guests enjoyed Dancing with the Stars performers Chelsie Hightower and Jonathan Roberts at the sixth annual Jeans & Bling event October 10 at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. I was given the opportunity to again be the MC for the evening, which included a Q&A session. Hightower managed to drag me out on the dance floor and tried to teach me a few hip-hop moves. The audience cheered and laughed as she danced along side me. Let me say, just don't expect to be on the show anytime soon. However, I can now say I danced with a DWTS celebrity and can cross that off my bucket list.  But somewhere out there is a video floating around of "Rap Master G."

The band “Split Decision” provided Rock-Pop-Funk-Rhythm & Blues and even some country with guest vocalist Stoney Musgrove. Josh Lawrence also joined in on vocals and keyboard.

The "Icing with the Stars" cake decorating competition was another highlight of the evening and local celebrities competed to see who could raise the most money for the coveted 1st and 2nd place trophies. Trish Reed and her baker partner from Twisted Fork raised the largest amount. Not far behind was Robin Rogers and her baking partner from Julie’s. The other great competitors were: Jo Ann Rice/All in Good Taste; Fred Norton, Jr./ Silver Spoon; and, Taryn Ashley/Taste & See. Together, the group raised $5,984 for the Hospice Center.

The three raffle prize winners were: Cowboys Tickets on Thanksgiving Day & VIP Parking—Jeff Tanner; Florida Condo Vacation—Ronny Nantze; and Custom Fire Pit—Judy Thompson.

The evening brought in more than $50,000 thanks to a generous, giving community. The event drew approximately 350 guests and all proceeds are earmarked for the Hospice Inpatient Care Center, which is under construction at 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive.

Here are photos from the event: