West Shore Bank donates $5,000 towards Oriole Foundation Dancing with the Local Stars. 

September 25, 2017

From left: Spence Riggs, Superintendent Jason Kennedy, West Shore Bank representatives Laura Ward, Donna Yager, and CEO Ray Biggs, Andy Klevorn, LAS.

West Shore Bank donates $5,000 towards Oriole Foundation Dancing with the Local Stars.

LUDINGTON — West Shore Bank has recently made a donation of $5,000 towards the Ludington Area School District Oriole Foundation Dancing with the Local Stars event. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 21 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club in Hamlin Township and will feature local personalities competing for best dancers.

Choreography is being provided by Alissa Bly, Calista Swanson, and Lauren Sawson and the master of ceremonies will be John Reed. Judges for the evening will be Spence Riggs, Lynda Matson and Jim Scatena. The Ludington High School Jazz band will be on hand to provide entertainment at the beginning of the evening.

Dancers and their partners will be competing against each other for one of three trophies: Judges’ Choice, Most Entertaining and People’s Choice. The People’s Choice award goes to the couple who receives the most public votes – $1 equals 1 vote.  Attendees can vote for their favorite couple at the event or others can vote online (http://lasd.net/district/oriole-foundation).  

The first event was held in 2016 and raised $280,000 for the Foundation.

Tickets to attend the event are now on sale for $75 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing and entertainment (cash bar available). Tickets are limited and can be purchased at the Ludington Area School Central Business Office located at 809 E. Tinkham Avenue by cash or check only.

Dancers include:

  • Pam Buck (Lighthouse Realty) and Vic Burwell (FloraCraft)
  • Barry Neal (House of Flavors) and Alissa Solberg (Conservatory of Dance)
  • Kaley Petersen (Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Foundation) & Fritz Petersen (Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital)
  • Patti Klevorn (Ludington Daily News) and AJ Guertin (WMOM)
  • Mark Willis (Ludington Area Schools) and Shelli Golembiewski (Conservatory of Dance)
  • Dave DeClerck (Hardman Construction) and Kaitlyn Sanocki (Calista Marie’s School of Dance)
  • Nick Jamieson (Lighthouse Insurance Group) and Brandy Solberg (Ludington & Scottville Chamber of Commerce)
  • Stephanie Overholt (Safe Harbor Credit Union) and John Gerts (Retired from West Shore Community College)

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