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BBQ fundraiser to help Hancock gal perform in Dancing with our Stars; benefit for Boulware Mission

In recent weeks you may have read a Clarion story about the upcoming Dancing with Our Stars event in Owensboro.

Lewisport resident Taunya Iverson, General Manager of Cromwell Media, is one of the star dancers. It is Iverson’s job to raise money up until the competition and there are only 2 weeks remaining to raise the money needed to win!

Iverson is hoping the Hancock County community will help support her in her efforts.

To raise this last stint of $$, Iverson and her husband, Kevin McManaway are selling delicious barbeque Boston Butts this Saturday at the Lewisport Boat Dock.

Pre-Order your Boston Butt!

Iverson and her husband are hoping to sell 100 Boston Butts.  The Maceo Annual Cooking Teams have volunteered to smoke the butts.  Pick up will be at Lewisport Boat dock between 2 pm and 4pm. Your purchase of a Boston Butt will not only help Iverson win Dancing with the Stars; all proceeds go to Boulware Mission; a faith-based shelter in Owensboro helping displaced individuals become self-sufficient through treatment, education, and services.

To pre-order your Boston Butt contact: Iverson or her husband through Facebook messaging or you can call Iverson at (270) 922-6693.

Iverson’s goal is making a positive impact on the world around her. Please join Iverson in making a difference.  

Tauyna Iverson is a passionate community business leader that over sees 8 Local Radio Stations, Full on Digital Department and 20 employees. Her mission as a leader in  is to serve the people, help community organizations and businesses succeed in their missions.

She proudly serves on the board of Girls Inc. for over 2 years now and has been a member of Impact 100 for the last 3 years.  Iverson is known as the hardest worker in the room, passionate about inspiring and encouraging others to go after their goals and dreams no matter what!  She’s a mother to four grown children, step mom to three young men, a under 40 grandma of six!

Iverson says she did life backwards; kids, family first, then got her GED at 25 and pursued her career. Iverson is originally from Charleston South Carolina but she has called Kentucky her home for 17 years. Dancing with the Stars has been a Goal and Dream of hers for 7 years.

Iverson’s dancing partner is Buster Ashley from Owensboro. Buster graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science (Teaching Degree). While playing football at WKU, his 2002 team won a national championship and he was a 3 year all American selection.

In 2016, Buster was honored and selected to the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2018 selected to the all-Century Team. Once he moved back to Owensboro, KY he began a teaching career In Special Education with the Owensboro Public schools 9 years and 3 years with Daviess County Public schools. In 2018 he left the teaching profession and began a new career with Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, where he is currently a Marketing and Customer Service Repp

Taunya & Buster’s Coach/Choreographer, Baylee Long, was the instructor for 2019 Champions, Eric & Ashley Owen. She’s excited to be creating another crowd-pleasing routine and hopefully coach her second winning team!



Below are ways to donate to Iverson’steam:  (Click Votes for Taunya and Buster)

You can also donate through Venmo to @Taunya-Iverson  or PayPal @tiverson81.  Checks are also accepted. One of the team members will pick the check up and deliver it to the Boulware Mission. All contributions are tax deductible. All tax forms are available upon request. Please make sure to write: Donation for Team Taunya & Buster so that we get credit.

By Linda Dillon


More Funding Raising Events to Come!
July 31 Saturday: Boston Butts – July 31st 100 butts being smoked @ my house starting @ 6am
Pick up is 2 pm to 4 pm

August 1st Sunday from 3 to 5pm: Amber Farmer will be hosting a Norwex party at her house with 20% of sale going to Boulware Mission.

August 3 Wednesday: Roadhouse waiting tables for tip + 10% Sales & Selling Bake Goods: 3 to 10 pm

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