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The dance to end hunger

This Pennsylvania pastor can teach you to tango

n 10 years, Erwin C. Roux has taught hundreds of people to dance and raised more than $35,000 for the ELCA World Hunger Appeal.

Erwin C. Roux and his wife, Beth, have
Erwin C. Roux and his wife, Beth, have raised more than $35,000 for the ELCA World Hunger Appeal by teaching ballroom dancing. Erwin Roux is pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville, Pa.
But he hasn’t quit his day job—he’s also a pastor.

With his wife, Beth, Roux runs Parish House Dance, an instructional dance program that meets on selected Friday nights in the basement of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville, Pa. Roux pays for the operating expenses out of his own pocket and all proceeds (participants pay $5 per night) go directly to world hunger.

“People appreciate things a little bit more when they pay for lessons,” Roux said. “They’re there to have a good Friday night out.”


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