CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is to present its first "Seneca County Stars Dancing for CASA" fundraiser next month. Patterned after the popular television show, "Dancing with the Stars," the fundraiser pairs local celebrities with trained dance instructors.
Dance contenders are Seneca County Sheriff William Eckelberry; Seneca County Juvenile/Probate Judge Jay Meyer; Advertiser-Tribune Staff Writer MaryAnn Kromer; Bob Hemminger, plant operations manager at Fostoria Community Hospital; and dance team Lenny and Lynn Clouse, co-owners of Clouse Construction.
"Lenny and I both agreed to dance to help CASA with their fundraiser and, at the same time, do it in a fun way. Since we've started practicing, we really have had fun and we're enjoying the time together - just the two of us," Lynn Clouse said.
Lenny and Lynn Clouse
The dance studios providing instructors are Becky's School of Dance, Findlay; Dance N Style, Sandusky; and Heidelberg College.
Each couple is to present a dance routine at the event. Guests then will be given the opportunity to vote for the celebrity dancer of their choice. Each dollar donation counts for one vote, and all donations are tax-deductible. The dance team receiving the most votes will be declared the winner of the People's Choice Award.
Funds raised from this event will be used exclusively for recruiting, screening, training and supervising volunteer citizens. A CASA volunteer provides individualized advocacy for victims of abuse and neglect and is an independent "voice" for children in providing objective information to juvenile court judges.
The event is 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Eagles Club, 68 Riverside Drive.
Tickets are on sale for $30 each at the Tiffin CASA office, 21 Court St. Call (419) 448-1442 for reservations.