FREMONT - "Stars Dancing for CASA" are preparing to cut up the dance floor at 7 p.m. April 13 at The Heights, 2000 Buckland Ave., Fremont. The six Sandusky County dance contenders who are to provide entertainment are Joyce Huntley, Tim Cullen, Melanie Mischler, Terry Thatcher, Mike Willis and Kimberly Lamb Bratic.
"This is the third year we have sponsored 'Stars Dancing for CASA' in Sandusky County," said Tracie Cress, executive director for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties. "People have told us that this event is a blast. But most important, this successful fundraiser makes it possible for us to continue to help the abused and neglected children in our community."
Sandusky County Commissioner Thatcher has been paired with Annessia Nyman, an instructor at Black Tie Dance Studio, Sandusky. Terry said he is enjoying his dancing experience while contributing to a cause.
"With my involvement in politics, I am aware of what a valuable purpose CASA fills for the community," Thatcher said.
Willis, a captain on the Sandusky Fire Department, is partnered with Andrea Mathews, dance instructor from Dance 'N' Style Dance Studio, Sandusky.
Joyce Huntley is to do
If you go
Tickets are available for $30 at the CASA office in Fremont, 500 W. State St., Suite D; and at 21 Court St., Tiffin.
Call (419) 355-1442 or (419) 448-1442 to reserve tickets.
the tango with Michael Walker, director of Dance 'N' Style Studio. Huntley is public relations director at WSOS Community Action Commission.
Clyde resident Bratic is to dance with Timothy Nyman, owner of Black Tie Dance Studio. A public affairs specialist and a sergeant in the National Guard, she served in Afghanistan last year and received a Bronze Star Medal for her work in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Cullen, superintendent of Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools, is being coached by his partner, Laura Fuhr, assistant director at Dance 'N' Style.
Mischler also is to dance with Walker. She is a former volunteer for CASA and also served on the CASA board of trustees. She is the manager of Key Bank, Fremont.
April 13, guests in attendance are to have an opportunity to cast votes for their favorite dancers. Each dollar donation made to the dancer of their choice would count for one vote. At the end of the evening, the celebrity dancer receiving the most votes is to be awarded the People's Choice award.
Donations also can be made in advance for a dancer by contacting the CASA office.