Dancing With the Local Stars has a deep tradition in Clark County
Dancing With the Local Stars
All-Time Grand Champions
2018 - Scot Brantley
2014 - Scott Campbell
2013 - Jane Cook
2012 - Ed Barnes
2011 - Jason Hudson
2010 - Larry Smith
2009 - Susan Courtney
2008 - Rick Takach
2007 - Robert MacLellan
2006 - Daniel Kim
RIDGEFIELD - As Dancing With the Local Stars 2.0 prepares for its debut under the auspices of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks, a nod toward history is appropriate.
The Historic Trust (then the Fort Vancouver National Trust) created Dancing with the Local Stars in 2006 and ran it for nearly a decade as a fundraiser for Youth Programs of the Trust. The fundraiser became one of the biggest social events of the summer each year, and eventually moved from the Pearson Air Museum to Vancouver's Hilton Hotel.
In 2014, the final year of the Trust's version of DWTLS, Waste Connections' governmental and community affairs manager the late Scott Campbell raised a record $66,000, breaking the previous record set by his Waste Connections colleague, Jason Hudson in 2011.
Other past winners of DWTLS include: Susan Courtney, Rick Takach, Larry Smith, and Ali Novinger.
The Rotary Club of Three Creeks was given the blessing to revive the event by Historic Trust President/CEO Mike True, who is really excited to see the event coming back.
The Rotary Club of Three Creeks, chartered in October 2016, serves the Hazel Dell, Felida, Salmon Creek and Ridgefield area of North Clark County. It was named for Salmon Creek, Cougar Creek and Whipple Creek, each of which are geographic mainstays in the "Three Creeks" area. Since chartering, the club of 26 members has completed a dozen service projects, with at least one hands-on outing per month scheduled for the coming year. More information about the club can be found on its website (www.rotaryofthreecreeks.com), or Facebook (www.facebook.com/rotaryofthreecreeks).