See your WRAL faves this weekend at Southern Women's Show

Posted April 16, 2009
Updated April 24, 2009

— WRAL-TV anchors Valonda Calloway and Monica Laliberte are among five prominent local personalities pairing with professional dancers for charity.

Calloway and Laliberte are joined by Ruth Sheehan from The News and Observer, and NBC-17’s Wes Hohenstein and Penn Holderness.

dancing like the stars 2009 Valonda Calloway practies for dancing debut

The local celebs will participate Sunday, April 26 in the “Dancing Like the Stars” competition during the Southern Women’s Show at the State Fairgrounds.

The competition is based on the popular TV show "Dancing With the Stars.”

You can check out more about the participants, their professional dance partners, watch video clips and vote for your favorite online at the Bubel/Aiken Foundation Web site.

dancing like the stars 2009 Monica Laliberte practices for dancing competition

This year’s judges are Mike Morse from G105, Mark Roberts, host of WRAL’s Brain Game and Freddie-Lee Heath, president-elect of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, P.E., Recreation and Dance.

Last year, former WRAL-TV anchor Lynda Loveland won the competition.

All proceeds from the contest benefit the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, which was cofounded in 2003 by former American Idol alum and Raleigh native Clay Aiken. The nonprofit promotes the inclusion of children with disabilities in activities with children who are not disabled.

Other familiar faces from WRAL-TV will also be making appearances at the Southern Women's Show. The schedule of appearances is as follows:

10 a.m.-noon: Kelcey Carlson
Noon-2 p.m.: Debra Morgan
2-4 p.m.: Gerald Owens
4-6 p.m.: Renee Chou

11 a.m. - 1p.m.: Valonda Calloway
1-3 p.m.: Pam Saulsby
3-5 p.m.: Elizabeth Gardner



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  • starglow2005 Apr 17, 2009

    ncguy... you forgot one:

    She was cited for Dirty Dancing - minus 5 points.

  • Mom of two Apr 17, 2009

    Yall are funny. I think this is a good idea. I love to see charity work.

  • CestLaVie Apr 17, 2009

    I think Mark Roberts danced last year too. If he judged, I didn't see that part.

  • bigredtruckman Apr 17, 2009

    Monica received two bonus points for attending a dancing safety class. Those point have nothing to do with actual dancing ability at the time of the contest, so we don't include them.

    (I'm rootin' for ya, Monica!)

  • ncguy Apr 17, 2009

    Monica did not wash her hands after dancing-

    Minus 2 points.

    The floor was dirty

    Minus 2 points

    there was an insect in the room

    minus 2 points

    the temperature was not cold enough in the studio

    minus 2 points

    overall score 89 a B OHHHH!!!

    Last score a 94