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Studio's fundraiser to aid ailing worker
Event Tuesday at Foster House
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

• What: Fundraiser for the Kenneth Kyle family

• When: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

• Where: The Foster House Restaurant, 305 West Main St. in Cumming

• Tickets: $20 or $25 for adults, depending on performance time; $10 for children 12 and younger; free for children 2 and younger

• For more information or to purchase tickets, call (678) 648-2473.

A Cumming dance studio will hold a fundraiser for a restaurant employee.

On Tuesday, Dance InFusion Georgia will join with the Foster House to raise money for Kenneth Kyle, an employee of the restaurant who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Bonnie Dixon, founder and owner of Dance InFusion Georgia, said she has several ties to the Kyle family.

“I actually worked for the Foster House a long time ago, so I know [the owner] pretty well,” Dixon said. “And one of our [dance] students, Morgan Kyle, her brother is Kenneth Kyle, the one we’re doing this for.”

She noted that Kenneth Kyle, 21, was diagnosed earlier this year and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments, so medical bills are adding up for the family.

“We just decided what a wonderful way to give back to the community and to raise the money and support for Kenneth and his family,” Dixon said.

The event, which will be held at the Foster House, will offer two performances by the dance studio’s students — at 5:30 p.m. with younger students, and at 7:30 p.m. with older students.

“There will be a barbecue style buffet provided by the Foster House and Tents, Tents Tents has rented us a dance floor,” she said.

Tickets to the 5:30 p.m. performance are $20 for adults. For the 7:30 p.m. performance, they are $25 for adults. Tickets for children 12 and younger at either performance at $10, and children younger than 2 are free.

Dixon said her students “are thrilled” with the idea of helping out.

“The Kyle family does a lot for the studio,” she said. “We’re so much like a giant family [at the studio], so the minute they found out we wanted to do something for the Kyle family everybody was on board.”

Dixon added that the event likely will become an annual one, with future proceeds supporting cancer research organizations.

“We founded the studio on the philosophy that we wanted to help the community and this was just a perfect way to do that,” she said.