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Dancing with the Big Stars

Big Brothers Big Sisters Presents Dancing with the BIG Stars

There is no other place to be on Saturday, November 17, 2018 than at the Overdrive, located at 3769 U.S. 127, Celina, OH 45822, for the 5th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Dancing with the BIG Stars event! This event is based off of the popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. A group of prominent community members from throughout the area will put on their “boogie shoes” and test their newly learned dancing skills with their experienced dance partners. These dancers are putting their heart and soul into dancing and raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties. Each of the celebrity dancers and their experienced dance partners will compete twice on Saturday, November 17 at the Overdrive during an afternoon matinee performance starting at 1:30 p.m. and an evening dinner performance starting at 5:00 p.m..

The 2018 cast include Ethan Westgerdes (Brew Nation) dancing with Lisa Heckman, Fr. Matt Feist (Ft. Recovery Catholic Cluster) dancing with Barb Powell, Carrie Rosenbeck (Home Experts Realty) dancing with Mark Heckman, Shawntá Selzer (Briarwood Village) dancing with Dennis Fulmer, Axel Lundstrom (Dannon Yogurt)dancing with Stacy Smuts, Debbie Wagner (Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay) dancing with Andrew Heckman, Pete Lisi (Celina City Schools) dancing with Kathryn Braunwath,  Terri Berning(Marion Local Schools) dancing with Jeff Schnippel, and Kirk Stucke (Mercer County Elks) dancing with Jill Fulmer.    The professional dancers represent several dance studios throughout our servicing area, including:  Boyds Dance Studio, The Dance Centre, Wagner Ballroom Dance Studio. We also have professional dancers representing Crown , Nidec Minster Company, Schnippel Electric, US Postal Service, Director of Children’s Ministry at Forest Park and ValCo 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.

Tickets will be available beginning August 1, 2018 if you would like to be a member of the audience for this event, and each dinner ticket includes a catered dinner in addition to the performance.  The matinee performance includes snacks and a beverage. These tickets are $20 per person for the Matinee Show. The price for the Dinner Show range from $30.00 to $50.00 and are sold on a first come first serve basis.  Ticket information and event information about Dancing with the BIG Stars can be found on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties website at or by calling 419-584-2447.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert  Counties’ ongoing efforts to make a difference in your community, one child at a time.

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Thanks Nerium for all of your support.  There is still time to get a team registered for the Friday, April 1st at Van Wert or Saturday, April 9th at Wapak.  Call 419-584-2447 for more information.

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Upcoming Events

Bowl For Kids Sake: March 19th @ Celina, April 1st @ Van Wert and April 9th @ Wapak.

C-Town Wings Fundraiser: March 21st

Skating Party: March 28th, 1:00-4:00 at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.  Open to students in grades K-6 in Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser: March 30th, 5:00-8:00

Skating Party: April 11th, 5:30-8:00 and April 25th, 5:30-8:00 at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.  Open to students in grades K-6 in Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties.

Bob Evans Fundraiser: April 30th and May 1st in Celina, Van Wert and Wapak.

Please call 419-584-2447 for more information