Big Bear Lake, CA, February 3, 2012, 3:00pm – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce is once again shaking things up at its annual fundraiser, Moonshine and Mayhem that will be held on February 25th at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, by adding a new spin, some twirls, and possibly a few dips through a couples country dance competition. Up to 20 Big Bear couples will be partnered with local charities to dance at Moonshine and Mayhem and raise funds for the charities and the Chamber of Commerce. The dance competition is open to any couple interested in participating, and no prior experience is necessary.  A charity can also sponsor a couple if they want.   The cost to the couple is only $25, which includes two tickets to Moonshine and Mayhem, dinner for two and entry into the competition.  Local charities interested in participating by being partnered with a dance couple must donate an item to the Chamber’s event valued at $50-100.  The charity will receive a discount of $50 on a table of 10 to encourage more supporters to come to the event. There will be three elimination rounds and voting is based on dollars raised either through pre-event pledges, or at the event by the attendees. Sara Russ, President/CEO of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce says they “want the participants to add costumes, skits, and humor to their dancing routines making the whole competition entertaining while simultaneously raising funds for local charities.”  The couple that raises the most money will win 90% of their donations for their chosen charity, and every couple is guaranteed to win at least 40%. For more information contact the Chamber at (909) 866-4067 or email

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