STUART – On Sept. 24, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.’s annual Dancing with the Martin Stars once again charmed audiences, built upon its continued success and reached a new fundraising record.

Nine talented and inspiring community stars and their partners entertained a sold out crowd at The Lyric Theatre. This group of brave and dedicated dancers collectively raised more than $166,000 to benefit the pregnant women and newborns in Martin County who are served by Healthy Start.

The overall winner of the 2016 Dancing with the Martin Stars, Libby Flippo, and her partner Bob Murray, stole the show with their exceptional version of the argentine tango and raised over $38,000.

Three of the dance duos received perfect scores from the judges for their performances.

The winners included Helen Martin and her partner Travis Stancil for their original contemporary dance, Shaun Kelly and her partner Craig Galvin for their high-energy foxtrot/west coast swing and Jeffery D. Teach and Holly Perle for their alluring rumba.

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