Oriole Foundation hosting Dancing with the Local Stars

March 6, 2023

Oriole Foundation hosting Dancing with the Local Stars

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — The Ludington Area School District’s Oriole Foundation will host Dancing with the Local Stars on Saturday, April 29 at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. The event will raise money for the foundation and the district’s robotics program. 

Pennies from Heaven Foundation has committed a $50,000 match for funds raised during the event. 

“We are so thankful to these very generous and brave community members who are stepping out on the dance floor in an effort to bring awareness  to the Oriole Foundation, which does so much to support innovative programs and unique educational needs for students in our district,“ said Brandy Miller, president of the Oriole Foundation. “We are excited to share that this year’s event will benefit the Ludington Area Schools robotics program.”

The local stars and their dance partners taking the stage include:

  • Dean and Andrea Raven
  • Dann and Julie VanDyke
  • Perry and Wendy Merrilat
  • Jamie Adam and Tom Buchanon
  • Two additional “mystery” couples to be revealed soon!

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. Voter can vote for their favorite couple at the event or online.

Choreography will be provided by Alissa Bly, Cara Mitchell, Emma Cleaveau, and Katelin Anderson. Another local star, Kaley Petersen, will be emcee for the evening. Judges for the evening will be Mitch Foster, Laura Powers, and Kyle Gurzynski.

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 only be purchased online.

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