FARMINGTON — The North Dining Hall at UMF will be transformed into a gala Hollywood scene, complete with red carpet, glittering lights and giant golden Oscars, for Heat Dance 6 from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3. 

The Shepherd’s Pie Band is polishing their dance music.  This group of local musicians donates its gift of music every year to help ECU HEAT raise money to pay for fuel assistance deliveries to low income neighbors in Franklin County.  

Tickets for Heat Dance 6 may be purchased at Calico Patch, Devaney, Doak and Garrett Booksellers and at the Homestead Bakery.  Black tickets are $10 in advance (up until 4 p.m. Friday); tickets at the door are $15. UMF student tickets at the door will be $5 with student ID. 

Special gold tickets to Heat Dance 6 are also being sold for $20.  The gold tickets are popular with those who like to go out for dinner beforehand, all dressed up.  The Homestead Bakery offers a special Hollywood menu that evening and those with gold tickets will be served a glass of champagne; gold ticket holders also get a free limousine ride to the dance and back again, all for the price of $20. 

People dress in gala attire or sometimes in movie costumes for the Hollywood-themed event.  All ages are welcome.  A cash bar is offered at the dance with beer, wine and soft drinks.  

All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Ecumenical Heating Fund “50 for $50” program.

The ECU HEAT program is a ministry of Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry and a United Way community partner.  FMI: call coordinator, Rev. Susan Crane at 778-2163, or email [email protected].    

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