Christy, co-owner of P.A.R. Grading & Hauling, Inc., is dancing with Jason Kimble. Married to Scott Parris, owner of Parris Lawn Management, and they have 4 children: Maddie, Pierce, Skyler, and Lily Scott and a stepson, Bradley Liles whom is married to Alice and they have a son, Luke. "I co-own my family business, P.A.R. Grading & Hauling, Inc., a site work contracting company, with my brother Trey Pierce. I am grateful to my father for teaching me professionally and personally the ethics needed to continue growing our family-owned business. There is not a day that goes by that I do not reflect on his teachings." Christy is a former Junior League of Spartanburg member and SPACE board member. Christy says, "I love to travel, preferably somewhere tropical, mixed with a good balance between relaxation and adventure. I will plan a trip in a skinny minute! So far, my favorite place to travel is Costa Rica!"
"Cancer has touched my life in several ways, but mostly by the loss of my father. He was courageous and strong. In just one short year, I witnessed this terrible disease beat him down."
What was Christy's initial reaction to being asked to dance? "Total Shock! Maybe even a bit of denial. I listened to the message and tucked it away while struggling with the idea of dancing in front of a crowd. I certainly don't consider myself the most coordinated dancer! However, soon after dismissing the idea, we lost our kind-hearted Golden Retriever to cancer and I started thinking of my father and how esophageal cancer took his life away too soon. At that point, the choice became quite clear! I would be honored to commit to performing in what I have always thought was one of the most spectacular entertaining fundraising events in Spartanburg. So I made the callback and committed to the challenge of having fun and giving it my all to raise funds and awareness in memory of our dog, Sophie, and my Dad, Tommy. I hope to make at least a small contribution to this worthy cause and pray I don't fall on my face!"
Join Cancer Association Of Spartanburg And Cherokee Counties for our Dancing with the Spartanburg Stars event, Friday, March 25th! Click the "Dancers" tab to see our dance teams and donate to vote for your favorite team!