Former U.S. Army Combat Medic Johnna Gonzalez of Bridgeport and former U.S. Marine veteran Geoff Oliver of Trumbull will be representing the Trumbull Fred Astaire Ballroom Dance Studio when it joins with 18 other Fred Astaire studios for a “Dancing with Our Heroes” gala on Sunday, Nov.10, at Hartford’s Convention Center.
Nineteen New England Fred Astaire studios in Connecticut and Massachusetts are involved in this unique fund-raiser to help construct a “Fisher House” on the grounds of the Veterans Hospital in West Haven. The Fisher House is a private-public partnership to support America’s military and their families in their time of need. It also offers scholarships for military children. This will be the first Fisher House in Connecticut. There are currently 19 in the U.S.