(8-7-18) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize and Van Wert Counties would like to announce the Fifth Annual Dancing with the Big Stars on November 17th tickets are on sale.

The 2018 cast includes 9 couples this year:

  • Couple 1: Ethan Westgerdes (Brew nations) and Lisa Heckman
  • Couple 2: Fr. Matt (Ft. Recovery Catholic Cluster) and Barb Powell
  • Couple 3: Carrie Rosenbeck (Home Experts Realty) and Mark Heckman
  • Couple 4: Shawnta Selzer (Briarwood Village) and Dennis Fulmer
  • Couple 5: Axel Lundstrom (Dannon Yougurt) and Stacy Smuts
  • Couple 6: Debbie Wagner (Mary Kay) and Andrew Heckman
  • Couple 7: Pete Lisi (Celina City Schools) and Kathyrn Braunworth
  • Couple 8: Terri Berning (Marion Local Schools) and Jeff Schnippel
  • Couple 9: Kirk Stucker (Mercer County Elks) and Jill Fulmer

The professional dancers represent several dance studios throughout our servicing area, including:  Boyds Dance Studio, The Dance Centre, and Wagner Dance.  We also have professional dancers representing Crown, Schnippel Electric, US Postal Service, ValCo Company, Director of Children’s Ministy at Forest Park, and Nidec Minster Company.

Dancers will be taking lessons, rehearsing their dances and soliciting funds over the next few months. The BIG Star Award will be announced at the dinner performance and is based on the celebrity dancer that raises the most money on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, a Judge’s Choice Award will be given to the couple that has the best dance performance based on the judges’ critiques. The night’s featured judges are Jane Diller, Lucy Staugler and Eric (Bruno) Wellman.

You can purchase the tickets by calling 419-584-2447.  The dancers have been working hard on their routine and it will be a performance you won’t want to miss. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that appreciates your support.