Dancing With the Local Stars returns to Windy Hills Winery for its second season being conducted by the Rotary Club of Three Creeks, Saturday, March 23, 2019.
The Rotary club recently finalized its cast.
Six local stars – Russell Brent (Mill Creek Pub/Chelatchie Crossing Smokehouse), Kelley Campbell (Specialty Graphics Solutions), Sandra Day (Ridgefield City Council), Mike Filbin (Filbin’s Ace Hardware), Kevin Getch (Webfor Digital Marketing), and Maureen Montague (Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center) – will compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy.
Tickets will go on sale shortly after the first of the year.
Dancing With the Local Stars will be produced and emceed by local ballroom aficionado and First Dance, LLC. Owner Ralph Stevens, who has coordinated professional instructors for the local stars. First Dance produced the highly successful event in March 2018.
The event’s aim is to benefit Rotary youth programs, hands-on community service projects within the community, and Rotary’s basic education and literacy area of focus.
“Last year’s event was more successful than we could have dreamed, so we are excited to continue one of the area’s favorite date nights,” said Rotary Club of Three Creeks President Nelson Holmberg. “We’re excited about this year’s cast, and the ‘Night at the Movies’ theme. I can’t wait to see what the local stars decide to do with it!”
The six dancers will compete for best dance, voted by celebrity judges. The grand champion – and winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy – will be the local star who raises the most funds.
Scot Brantley was the 2018 Grand Champion, and Jeff Swanson won Best Dance. The 2018 show was sold out two weeks prior to the event and raised more than $11,000.