Vote for your 'star'

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Since November 2012, the local “stars” and their dancing partner “pros” have practiced choreographed routines for the "New York, New York"-themed 2013 Dancing with the Local Stars. The show is set for Feb. 21-23 at the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor in downtown Muskegon.

The Muskegon-based Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event, and proceeds will help fund food pantries in lower Oceana, Muskegon and Northern Ottawa counties.

Mary Kendall, co-chairwoman of the event, said she was delighted this year’s sponsorships have increased from 38 to 45.

“It’s near and dear to people’s hearts,” she said.

Tickets for the show on Thursday, Feb. 21, are available for $40. Tickets are also still available for the Saturday matinee at $30.

For ticket information, call Kendall at 231-798-4244 or e-mail her at kendall.mary@comcast.net.

The community can vote for the People’s Choice by donating money into stars’ community boxes throughout the area. Voting ends Feb. 20. Each contestant pair receives one vote for each dollar donated.

For a list of box locations, download the Related File below this story.

Some stars have added incentive prizes, which will be drawn during the show’s dress rehearsal.

Spring Lake resident Cari Draft, a contestant and owner and founder of Eco-Trek Fitness, said it doesn’t matter which box votes end up in because the dollars will all help provide assistance for the area food pantries.

To read more of this story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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