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Get to know Vickie Cavey from Jax Dancing with the Stars

Thursday, July 27, 2017

When Ponte Vedra Beach resident Vickie Cavey was approached about participating in Jacksonville’s annual Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), her immediate response was an excited and emphatic “yes.” After retiring from JEA following 32 years of employment, Cavey was excited to help the event that benefits Jacksonville Children’s Chorus in any way possible — especially if it included dancing, one of her favorite activities.

Cavey has lived in the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach areas her entire life. She and her husband frequently watch the sunrise on the beach because Cavey loves mornings, and currently she spends her free time practicing yoga, enjoying water activities, and giving back to the community.

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“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“Being a part of the JCC has not only allowed Christian to experience the fun, excitement and pleasure of singing with friends, it has also helped him to develop a sense of confidence that comes from life skills of hard work and perseverance.”

Elaine Bourne, JCC Parent