The 10 star dancers and their pro dancing partners came together with the planning committee for the Indian River County Healthy Start coalition on January 14th, 2019 for their annual “Rah Rah” Party. As the holiday season came to a close, this party was held to re-ignite the spirit for Dancing with Vero’s Stars 2019, which will take place at the Riverside Theatre on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

This fun event, held at Riverside Theatre, provides star dancers with motivation and excitement on their quest to win the mirror ball trophy. The co-chairs of this year’s event, Karen Franke and Lisa Thompson Barnes, kicked off the party with exciting updates. Wild Thyme Catering offered a delicious spread of charcuterie and canapes, and dancers and committee alike had the opportunity to mingle and share tips for fundraising and dancing.

Along with a spectacular dance showcase, this year’s event will feature a stylish red carpet arrival, extensive silent auction, multiple open bars and a deluxe dessert buffet. For more information on Healthy Start and Dancing with Vero’s Stars, how to purchase tickets, make donations or purchase sponsorships, call 772-563-9118 or visit

The Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition has been in operation for over 25 years and was established to address the high infant mortality rates and poor birth outcomes throughout Indian River County. The coalition strives to accomplish its mission through strong community partnerships with private and public sectors, maternal and child health providers, and consumers of services.