February 23, 2012
Batavia, Ohio. The third annual Clermont County edition of Dancing with the Stars will be held Friday, March 9, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastgate Holiday Inn, located at 4501 Eastgate Boulevard in Union Township. The event is a fundraiser for the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) Gift of Time respite cooperative that provides additional support for families by giving them time away from constant demands of caring for a loved one.
“This is such a fun event,” said Clermont DD Executive Director Sharon Woodrow. “Ten couples will perform a dance number and will be critiqued by a panel of judges. They will give out a Judge’s Award for best dancers of the evening; however, the winners of the coveted mirror ball are determined by friends and family that vote during the competition.” The novice dancers are being coached by a professional, and just like the TV show, there will be plenty of sparkle and action on the dance floor.
Woodrow said last year’s mirror ball champions, Rep. Joe Uecker (R-66) and UC Clermont’s Meredith Delaney will perform in a special showcase at Dancing with the Stars. “Sheriff Rodenberg will also take another spin around the dance floor,” she said.
Competitors for the competition include the superintendent of the Southern Ohio Development Center Jim Krumer, Leslie McCurley with Goodwill Industries, local businessman Len Koogler, Leah Wainscott with Boy Scouts, Jason Dimaculangan with Landmark Industries, and Clermont Y Director Sheila Hinton.
Tickets for the competition (including an appetizer bar and open dancing) cost $50 each and are available by calling 732-4921; tickets will also be available the night of the performance.
Pictured above: UC Clermont’s Meredith Delaney and Rep. Joe Uecker (R-66) hold their mirror ball trophies after winning the 2011 Dancing with the Stars-Clermont County edition.
For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr at (513) 732-7597 or by e-mail, klehr@ clermontcountyohio.gov.