The Pennyroyal Arts Council & Sanctuary, Inc. present Dancing with Our Stars on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Proceeds from the event and the funds raised during the dancing festivities will support the missions of the Pennyroyal Arts Council and Sanctuary, Inc.
Each donation made to a specific team will put that team closer to taking home the top title in the Dancing With Our Stars competition. And don't worry, you'll have plenty of ways to support us and our charities during the September 7 event as well!
ABOUT GRETA & JIM:
She was once known as the Dance Party Queen. He is making his return to the stage of the Alhambra Theatre. Together, they’ve had 54 years of practice leading to this moment…introducing this team dancing for charity this year, Greta and Jim Drury!
Greta Drury brings with her to the competition a passion for the arts, and a lifetime of support for production and dance. As host of the radio turned television show “Dance Party” on WPSD in Paducah for two years, then performing in the inaugural production at the Market House Theatre, Greta brought her love for the arts to Hopkinsville when she married Jim. Greta was quite literally on the ground floor of the first restoration efforts for the Alhambra Theatre, joining the Pennyroyal Arts Council at its inception to help save the Alhambra and helping with fundraising efforts allowing our community to have our downtown theatre we love today.
Jim was born and raised in Hopkinsville. Partner and then owner of the Drury Brothers groceries in Hopkinsville, Jim is also a founder of Planters Bank and current member of its Board of Directors. Following the sale of all Drury Brothers locations in 1993, Jim got involved in real estate and is still active in that today. Jim has always been committed to giving back to the Hopkinsville community, serving with both the Rotary and Kiwanis.
Married for 54 years, Greta and Jim Drury have 3 children, Charlotte Powell, Lucinda Burts and Spencer Drury, and 6 grandchildren. Of special note, the Drurys are competing in Dancing With Our Stars following son-in-law Jason Powell’s 2017 performance! When asked how they think they’ll fair following Jason’s performance, the Drury’s admit it will be tough to compete because he’s a great dancer.
The pair has a history with dance. Jim makes his return to the Alhambra Theatre stage after dancing with his daughter with Christian County Applause. Jim and Greta danced together in the Junior Auxiliary Follies, and Greta was in the kick line. When Greta served with the Junior Auxiliary, she and the Board of Directors at the time introduced the longstanding community fundraiser Charity Ball.
Citing a love for both organizations and a drive to help fundraise for their missions, Jim and Greta say they were shocked when they were asked to dance in the 2019 Dancing With Our Stars competition, but say there isn’t anything they aren’t willing to try. They’re just happy to support the community. Help them give back to the community and support PACI & Sanctuary. Vote for Greta & Jim by clicking DONATE here on their team page.
The mission of the Pennyroyal Arts Council is to encourage, develop, and promote the appreciation of the Arts through Education, Support, Service, and Presentation. Sanctuary, Inc. is committed to the provision of preventative and restorative services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.