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Dance school finds a way to give after winter event canceled

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Community Action Center receives $300 check and assortment of nonperishable food items

POST PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Dancers Charlee Davis, 16, and Bethany Donahue, 10, pose with dance instructor Anna Frankus, SCAC Director Dawn Loomis and the school's charitable contibutions.After an attempt at rescheduling was met with another winter storm, Anna Frankus' dance school decided to throw in the towel on its concert, but not its cause.

What would have been the third-annual benefit dance concert for the Sandy School of Dance was intended to take place in mid-December, but inclement weather got the best of the dancers' eager feet, and Frankus had to make the fundraiser an in-house affair.

When all was said and done, the school made a sizable donation of nonperishable food items and gift a $300 check to the Sandy Community Action Center (SCAC).

"I really appreciate the partnership with Sandy School of Dance," SCAC Director Dawn Loomis says. "It's great that she's supporting the community."

Two dancers were present when the canned goods and check were handed over to Loomis. Both expressed some sadness over the cancellation of the performance, but 16-year-old Charlee Davis also has a rather "all's well that ends well" perspective.

"I think that we just made the best of an unfortunate situation."

Sandy School of Dance will host a large concert on June 24 to celebrate the school's 40th anniversary. The Post will share details as they are finalized.