Arts Are in Fredericksburg’s Stars

Shown above are, from left, DWFS judge and community volunteer Dori Eglevsky with contestants Hurley, retired judge J. Martin Bass, DPW Training & Associates President and CEO Deirdre Powell White ’91, Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce President Susan Garnett Spears, Virginia Partners Bank CEO Bill Young, and Mary Washington Healthcare President and CEO Fred M. Rankin III. Absent from the picture are Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron-Jackson, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center President and CEO Ellen Killough, and CBRE Senior Vice President Richmond McDaniel. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

The stars aligned at Brompton in May − not over the UMW president’s home, but inside it.

UMW President Richard V. Hurley and wife Rose welcomed not only arts donors to thank them for their generous patronage of UMW Arts in the Community, but also the dancers who will compete in Dancing With the Fredericksburg Stars (DWFS), an upcoming Arts in the Community event.

Hurley is among the local celebrity contestants who will bring their can-do attitudes and best dancing shoes to the Aug. 17 benefit to boost arts education. Proceeds will endow a UMW performing arts scholarship.

To learn more about DWFS or to purchase tickets, go to or call 540/654-1065.