Local celebs will kick up their heels at May 26 Dancing Like a Star contest

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Kick off your Memorial Day weekend as the YMCA hosts the 3rd annual Dancing Like a Star competition on Friday, May 26, in the Stardust Ballroom at Blue Chip Casino.

Local celebrities and their dance partners will compete to raise funds for the LaPorte County Family YMCA Scholarship Fund. This fund helps ensure that important Y programs such as swim lessons, youth and adult sports, summer camp, preschool, and Educare remain accessible to everyone in our community.

This year’s LaPorte County celebrity dancers are:

Dr. Kyle Antos – Optometrist, Midwest Eye Consultants

Jenny Craig-Brown – Executive Team Leader and Sales Manager, LaPorteCountyLife.com

Jess Denger – Financial Advisor, Edward Jones  

Angie Nelson Deuitch – Community Outreach, Stakeholders and Public Relations, NIPSCO

Katy Gartland –  Cardiac Nurse, Franciscan Health

Chief Deputy Ron Heeg – LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office

Katie Jasnieski – Franciscan Health

Mayor Blair Milo – City of LaPorte

Anthony Novak – Attorney, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski &Jones

Joy Zigler –  Escrow Officer, Meridian Title Company

Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. The dance competition will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $65, which includes dinner. A cash bar is also available. For those who wish to attend the competition without dinner, tickets are on sale for $25 per person and include entry to the ballroom approximately 15 minutes before the start of the show.

Purchase tickets or choose your sponsorship level online at www.lpymca.org under the Events tab, or contact Jessica Schutz at (219) 325-9622 or admin@lpymca.org for more information. Tickets and sponsorships may also be purchased from the dancers or at the LaPorte, Long Beach and Michigan City Elston YMCA branches.

Sponsors for this year’s event include NIPSCO, Qubit Networks, Larson-Danielson Construction Company, General Insurance Services, Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, Horizon Bank, 1st Source Bank, Dimensions School of Social Dance, WIMS, Midwest Eye Consultants, Jim and Susan Aaron, Edward Jones, FX and Judee Gartland, Katy Gartland Fan Club, The Gartland Family, Franciscan Health Michigan City, Heather Melton, Marilyn Mather, Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Stanislaus Kostka School, The Adrian Family, Don and Cindy Berchem, Milo Enterprises, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, Rich Lutterbach, AHEAD USA Headwear, Meridian Title, Endodontics, Inc., Lonici Rental Group, Valerie Martinsen, DDS, Michigan City Pediatric Dentistry, Jenny Craig-Brown, Terry’s Discount Windows & More, First Trust Credit Union, Howes & Howes Law Firm, Jess and Lisa Denger, Linda Denger, Sandy Groet, Pro Drive Asphalt Maintenance, Bill and Jane Nelson, Tom and Sheryl Edwards, Drayton, Biege, Sirugo & Elliot, Sydney Varnak, Platinum Gymnastics, Brittany and Jeff Intagliata, John and Amanda Penzoil, M.S. Electric, City of LaPorte, Bethany Lutheran, Hatfield Pest Control, LaPorte Jaycees, Dr. Barbara Eason Watkins, Electricians IBEW Local 531, Gertner & Gertner, Allison Dent, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Tuholski Construction & Contracting, Jim and Lauren Arnold, and Jason and Sarah Brown.

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