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All-night dance-a-thon raises funds local arts

Many of Sudbury's most fervent arts supporters danced all night to support Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, a local arts organization, at the second annual Dance-a-Thon. Participants arrived in silly costumes and hit the dance floor from 8 p.m.
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Nine-year-old Shannon Flynn was the youngest member of the Dancing Fools team at the second annual Myths and Mirrors Dance-a-Thon Saturday night. The 12-hour event was a fundraiser for the Myths and Mirrors Community Arts organization. Photo by Jonathan Migneault.
Many of Sudbury's most fervent arts supporters danced all night to support Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, a local arts organization, at the second annual Dance-a-Thon.

Participants arrived in silly costumes and hit the dance floor from 8 p.m. Saturday night to 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

The event raised around $6,500 last year and Sarah King-Gold, Myths and Mirrors' artistic director, said they were on course to at least meet their $5,000 goal this year.

The money will help fund a number of projects, King-Gold said, including a number of arts projects with current and former sex workers.

On June 11 and 12, Myths and Mirrors will help host a conference by the Sex Workers Alliance Network of Sudbury, in which a dozen members will present story boxes they have created to tell their personal stories.

Other Myths and Mirrors projects for 2014 include a Family Donovan Days parade and a collaborative project with the Corner Clinic to encourage its clients to participate in visual art workshops.

Forty-eight people signed up to participate in the Dance-a-Thon, but organizers said more showed up throughout the night, and early morning.

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