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Tucked away on the shores of beautiful Lake Lure, enthusiasts of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing gathered to celebrate the movie starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Festival-goers were able to learn the memorable movie dances, compete in a lake lifting competition and carry a watermelon just like Johnnie and Baby in the same location where portions of the motion picture were filmed. A fan of the movie, I was able to attend the fifth annual Dirty Dancing Festival as a volunteer, raising awareness for pancreatic cancer. The festival has partnered with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the foundation that brings attention to the brutal cancer that took the life of Patrick Swayze and of my mom.
It was a great festival that benefited a cause close to my heart.