Mark your calendar for Dancing with Our Stars presented by St. Vincent benefiting Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County to be held Thursday, September 4, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. This black tie optional event is loosely modeled after the popular ABC television show, Dancing with the Stars. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes heavy appetizers.
Local celebrities will be paired with professionals from local studios to perform ballroom dances. During the event, a Grand Prize will be determined by a panel of professional judges, a People’s Choice award will be voted on by attendees, and the top fundraiser among the celebrity dancers will be honored.
Celebrity dancers are asked to raise of minimum of $1,500 prior to the event. This year’s dancers include: Amy Delucia, Allisonville Nursery; Jessica Rodgers, CVS Pharmacy; Betsy Russell (retired), Krieg Devault; Julie Schnieders, St. Vincent Carmel Hospital; Alaina Shonkwiler, City of Noblesville; Todd Thurston, Hare Chevrolet; Jeff Warner, Katz, Sapper & Miller; and Gary Fammartino; St. Vincent Fishers Hospital.
Professionals will be paired with celebrity dancers to teach dance routines that will be performed at the event. Each celebrity dancer will receive at least 10 one-hour training sessions. Professional dancers include: Ed Godby-Schwab, The Dancer Center; Rob Jenkins, Riolo Dance; Monica Lung; Riolo Dance; Diana Miller, The Dance Center; Xavier Medina, Independent; Scott Shook, Starlight Ballroom; Yulia Shook, Starlight Ballroom; Chris Williams, Riolo Dance.
In addition to Diamond Waltz/Title Sponsor St. Vincent, event sponsors include The Current (Media Partner), Greene Florist, Cantaloupe, Maverick Public Relations, and Sweet Peas Cake Pops and Treats. Members of the event’s Planning Committee include: Lorenda Carr; Deb Frankel; Beth Gehlhausen; Susan Jennings; Sharon McMahon; Mo Merhoff; Peggy Monson; Sharon Smith; Susan Tibbs; and Susan Wack.
To vote or purchase tickets, log on to www.wedoauctions.net/dancingwithourstars