On Saturday, March 21, Ohio River Valley's Third Annual Dancing with Our Stars for the American Red Cross marked another huge success! Hosted by our very own Beau Vastine, the Friend's Community Center featured exceptional fundraising and remarkable dancing by professional dancers and local individuals. Before the all-star dance program began, attendees enjoyed a social hour followed by a delicious dinner. The program opened with special performances by semi-pro dancers Dianne Coriell and her partner Dennis Roell as well as a Charleston by the troupe from Cirque d'Art.
All dancers put their best foot forward to entertain the crowd of over 500 guests. The People's Choice award went to Taylor Newman and Autumn Thompson for their mambo to "Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing. Judges' Choice was awarded to Jonica Burke and Ladd Dunham for their Paso Doble to "Cancion del Mariachi."
Thanks to the dancers, sponsors and support of the community, the event brought approximately $170,000 in net revenue. Top honor for the Mirror Ball Fundraising Trophy was Neal Hatcher who raised $105,416 to support the local Red Cross.
Big congrats to the American Red Cross for putting on a great event and to Beau for being an outstanding host!