Whitley County Dazzlers, a special needs cheerleading group, will be heading to Myrtle Beach, Fla. in March. Front row, from left: Brooke Silk, Mary Hyndman, Ava Rowe and Samara Pfeiffer. Back row, from left: Alexis Kyles, Alisha Kimmel, Sydney Pequignot, Jyl Riemersma and Payton Jagger. Photo contributed
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Dazzlers, a special needs cheerleading group, is headed to Myrtle Beach, Fla. March 14 to 17.
A competition is on the itinerary for the girls as well as some â€śfun.â€ť
â€śThis is such a great chance for the girls,â€ť said coach Vanessa Bills. â€śFor some this will be the first time they ever see the ocean. Entire families are going and using it as a vacation. Itâ€™s just a really good opportunity for everyone.â€ť
But the trip does not come without a price.
â€śWe could use some donations,â€ť said Bills. â€śI donâ€™t want to deplete all our funds and leave us short for next year.â€ť
Some contributions have already found its way to the Dazzlers. Lodging was donated for the group as well as the use of an area churchâ€™s bus.
â€śWe are still holding fundraisers to help cover the other expenses,â€ť Bills said.
A Zumbathon is set for March 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA.
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