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2022 Stepping Out For Education

Local Celebrities to battle it out on the dance floor. 16th Annual Stepping Out for Education is July 29-30.

Six Lake County community leaders will step out of their comfort zones this summer to raise money for Lake County Schools teachers and students at the 16th Annual Stepping Out for Education, Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30.

Dancers will perform in the ballroom while the audience enjoys a four-course meal, and voting once dancing ends. Taking audience members through the captivating night of ballroom dancing as the emcee is Dr. Wade Winker of Eustis Lakeside Dental, accompanied by returning emcee from last year’s event, Marc Robertz-Schwartz of Red Apples Media.

This year’s celebrity dancers are: 

  • Jaime Bach, Owner, Jaime & Company Real Estate
  • Lori Myers, Assistant Principal, Sorrento Elementary 
  • Shaunna Purdy, Owner, Kurt’s A/C & Heat
  • David Helton, Administrator, Law Office of Pamela J. Helton, P.A.
  • Jimmy Adams, Project Manager, Electric Services, Inc.
  • Tyrell Rachel, Trainer/Coach, Infinity Fitness
2022 Stepping Out For Education Dancers

The evening will begin with cocktail hour at 5:30pm and dancing will commence at 7pm. Generous sponsors have stepped up to help support the event, including Akers Media, Electric Services, Inc., and Kurt’s A/C and Heat as the presenting sponsors.  Tickets are $160 each and are expected to sell fast. They can be purchased at For information about sponsorships, contact Carman Cullen-Batt at or call 352-326-1265.

To find out more information, please view the press release here.

Thank you to the presenting sponsors: