We recently caught up with the Co-Chair Woman of the Women's Division Chamber of Commerce of West Michigan. ....Mary Kendall .....to chat about the 11th Annual Dancing with the Local Stars taking place in late February of 2019 at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in downtown Muskegon. This incredibly exciting, fun event has raised $923,000.00 over the last 10 years.... And they are hoping to surpass the 1 million dollar mark in February!
The Women's Division Chamber of Commerce has donated the money raised from this annual event to over 30 West Michigan food pantries located in North Ottawa, Lower Oceana and Muskegon Counties each year. In 2018 this event raised over $170,000.00.
This past Friday evening we attended the Women's Division Chamber of Commerce big "Reveal" party at the Holiday Inn.... Officially announcing the lineup of local community Stars and which professional dancer they will be paired up with. There will be groups performing and pairs as well. There will be 4 identical performances over the course of three days.... And each performance winners in several different categories will be named.... Plus bragging rights.
This fun event features pairs and groups of dancers that start rehearsing this month and continue to increase the number of rehearsals leading up to the big show dates of February 21st, 22nd and 23rd of 2019. All styles of music and dance will be represented...plus incredible themes and costumes. Truly a complete blast to attend for anyone of any age. The 2019 Dancing with the Local Stars theme is "Winter Wonderland".
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The following are the selected DWTLS 2019 Local Community Star Dancers:
Christian Achterhoff: Laketon Township Clerk
Christopher Anderson: Fruitport Firefighter
Bonnie Adamczyk-Brown: Senior VIPof Investments at Norden/Adamczyk Group of Raymond James
Morgan Buck: Director of Sales & Marketing for Schuitema Moving & Storage
Dakota Crow: CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Muskegon
Bob Garretson: Owner of Grand Shore Solutions
Joe Gorbach: Owner of Firehouse Subs
Jenny Hart Locke: Owner of Village Inn Restaurant in Fruitport
Dennis Luce: Ottawa County Sheriff Deputy
Lacy Bridges-Mosher: Owner Create.A.Frame Studio
Bill Noordhoff: Manager at Bill Noordhoff Plumbing, LLC
Kristine Patterson: Behavior Health Therapist with Catholic Charities of West MI
Larry Pellet: Physical Therapist Assistant at Select Rehabilitation
Rob Riegler: Owner of Lakeside Surfaces Inc.
Michele Ringelberg: Owner of Thrive POP
Dr. Michael Ryske: Owner of AlignLife Chiropractic & Natural Health Center
Jennifer Schultz: Health Coach/Educator with Team Live Inspired
Mary Suarez: Lead Ambassador & Event Coordinator at Hope Project
Emma Torresen: Community Foundation for Muskegon County Donor Relationship Man.
Lisa Wright: Day Spring Administrator
Jami Young: Winter Sun Schoolhouse Founder
2019 Professional Dancers:
Dr. David Armbrecht, Francine Calandro, Lisa Jirikovic, Patrick Johnson, Chris Kuhn, Sandy Nolan,
Michael Page, Honorable Brenda E. Sprader, Mary Switzer, Andrea VanBeek
For more information:
2019 Dancing with the Local Stars
Women's Division Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, February 21st evening....Friday, February 22nd evening.... Saturday, February 23rd afternoon.....Saturday, February 23rd evening
Tickets: $45 each evening....$35 afternoon show
Holiday Inn & Conference Center Downtown Muskegon
Call Mary Kendall (231)798-4244
Visit https://womensdivision.org/dancing-with-the-local-stars/ for more information.