January 1999

Dawn Hagerty

by Joseph H. RADDER

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Former professional dancer Dawn Hagerty is still kicking up her heels at 74 years young. Hagerty works in activities at Garden Gate Health Care Facility where she volunteers to perform dancing shows. Her background as a dancer on Broadway, television and in movies provides her with the “know-how.”

An author with a published book, Dawn has also received many awards for her poetry. She enjoys time with her husband of 26 years and taking care of their pet pot-bellied pig and 14-room house. Despite being an insulin-dependent diabetic for most of her life, Hagerty keeps on going strong with the help of God and exercise.

Joseph H. Radder is a freelance writer.


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