Only four days remain until the “celebrity” dancers get to strut their stuff at Dancing With The ARK’s Stars, a benefit for The ARK Alzheimer’s Family Support Services.

Last year, The ARK raised $29,000. With the help of this year’s celebrity dancers, the nonprofit hopes to raise at least $40,000.

This year’s dancers are Mildred Blanton, Con Chellis, Cammy Groome, Margie Pizarro, Ellen Priest, Bill Summers, Jordy Tupper, and Richard Waring IV.

The ARK is a nonprofit organization serving the Tri-County area, Colleton and Orangeburg counties and beyond. An outreach ministry of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, The ARK provided 6,600 hours of respite and hosted more than 200 individuals in support groups in 2012.

The festivities start at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pinewood Preparatory School’s Eidson Gym, 1114 Orangeburg Road.

General admission tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Tickets will be available online, at the door and by calling the ARK at 832-2357.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at

Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, a silent auction and ballroom dance demonstrations by Carolina Dancesport Dance Studios.