Kearney’s Dancing with the Stars 2 is October 21

Kearney, Neb., Jan. 25, 2017 – Following a successful inaugural event in 2016, planning is underway for Kearney’s Dancing with the Stars 2 – an event bringing 12 “stars” from the Kearney area to delight dancing fans and raise funds for local needs.

The 12 dancers soon to be revealed will be featured performers for a fund-raising spectacle on Oct. 21 at Younes Conference Center, sponsored by Kearney Rotary. By voting for the 12 dancers online and the night of the event, Kearney’s Rotary clubs plan to raise tens of thousands of dollars for one primary beneficiary and local and international Kearney Noon Rotary and Kearney Dawn Rotary causes.

The 2017 beneficiary is Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial – a local project to create a multi-million-dollar veterans memorial at the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home.

Elizabeth Plinske is executive director for Kearney’s Dancing with the Stars, and is working now to organize the event, find sponsors, and secure Stars. As part of the People’s Choice-winning duo at the inaugural event in April 2016, Plinske has expertise in the event logistics – and dancing.

A “reveal” announcement is planned for March 16, and will introduce the dancing stars, provide more information about the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial, provide an overview of the event, introduction of sponsorships and ways to participate in this now-annual event.

Questions about the event sponsorship, tickets, voting and other information will be posted at, or Plinske can be reached at

About Rotary: Rotary International is a 107-year-old international service club with 1.2 million members. It focuses on creating lasting change in communities and around the world, starting with members and clubs at the local level. Kearney has two Rotary clubs: Dawn, meeting at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Alley Rose; and Noon, meeting at noon on Mondays at Ramada Inn, both in Kearney. Rotary fund-raising and support focuses on clean water, eradicating diseases like polio, supporting education and growing local communities. Kearney Noon Rotary is celebrating its Centennial in 2017.

Contact: Kelly Bartling,, 308-865-8455 (news media)
Event contact: Elizabeth Plinske,

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