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City Celebrities Dance With The Stars In Southern Utah

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Moab Valley’s mayor, David Sakrison, is putting on his dancing shoes Friday to compete in the first Dancing with the Moab Stars competition to raise money for their multicultural center.

The mayor was partnered with professional dancer, Rita “Hurricane” Maldonado.

“So for the last month in a half I’ve been practicing with my partner we’re doing a bachatango," Sakrison said. "And it‘s going to be a lot of fun and it’s for a good cause.”

Rhiana Medina, the executive director of the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, said getting their stars first was important.

“It was really key to have the 'yeses'' for the stars that said ‘yes’ first," Medina said. "Because other public figures may not have been so easily talked into it if people like Mayor Dave and Sheriff White hadn’t jumped on board right away.”

The Center is a non-profit facility and serves indigenous, immigrant and minority populations of all ages as well as the entire community.