PHOTOS: Haverhill Police Officer, Methuen Insurance Agent Among ‘Stars’ to Dance, Raise $130K for Emmaus

Jennifer Borislow, the founder of Methuen’s Borislow, danced with Victor Perez at the Emmaus "Stepping Out With the Valley Stars" gala on April 6. (Courtesy photograph/Allegra Boverman)

Haverhill’s own Tom Bergeron would be proud. City police officer Guy Cooper and Jennifer Borislow, the founder of Methuen’s Borislow Insurance, were among the local stars to dance the night away for a good cause April 6 at the fifth annual Stepping Out With the Valley Stars gala to benefit Emmaus.

Guy Cooper. (Courtesy photograph/Allegra Boverman)

Modeled after the Bergeron-hosted ABC reality series “Dancing With the Stars,” the night featured area celebrities and pro dance partners strutting their stuff in choreographed routines. Partnered with Victor Perez, Borislow won bragging rights after wowing judges and dinner guests with a routine to the music of “Boogie Wonderland.”

Others dancing in this year’s show included project manager Melissa Coe, Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s Digna Jhonson, Jose Oliver of AutoFair Subaru, Haverhill Recreation Department Director Vinny Ouellette and Jason Petrou, the creator of Haverhill-based energy drink CEO.

Jason Petrou. (Courtesy photograph/Allegra Boverman)

Through the event and a companion online auction, Emmaus raised more than $130,000 to help Haverhill-area children and families in need. The housing nonprofit assists homeless and formerly homeless locals rebuilt their lives through shelter opportunities and education programs.

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