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Local stars to dance

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Couples will have until February to perfect their routines before taking center stage at the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor in downtown Muskegon, Feb. 21-23.

Tickets for the nightly shows cost $40, and $30 for a matinee show. They go on sale in January, event co-chairwoman Mary Kendall said.

The Muskegon-based Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event, and proceeds will go toward food pantries.

Last year's dance show raised more than $100,000, which was distributed to food pantries throughout Northern Ottawa, lower Oceana and Muskegon counties, said Cheryl Deford, who helps lead publicity for the event.

One of the local stars this year is Spring Lake resident Cari Draft. The owner and founder of EcoTrek said she wanted to participate after hearing positive feedback from a friend who participated in a Grand Rapids version of "Dancing with the Stars."

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The 2013 "Dancing with the Local Stars" lineup

Local stars and their pro partners:

— Dianna Hoofman of Muskegon with Patrick Johnson of Grand Rapids

— Cari Draft of Spring Lake with Corey Christoffersen of Fremont

— Colleen Flynn of Walker with John Maxson of Holland

— Terri Sesselman of Norton Shores with Dave Kennedy of North Muskegon

— Kelle Lynn of Fruitport with Tom Gumina of Rockford

— Heidi Christianson-Sunderhaft of Muskegon with Rodney Sprader of Twin Lake

— Jim Hanely of Muskegon with Diane Braun of Muskegon

— Lloyd Behnke of Muskegon with Brenda Sprader of Twin Lake

— Chad Dawson of Muskegon with Francine Sagan-Kilcrease of Muskegon Heights

— Mike Poulin of North Muskegon with Mary Switzer of Muskegon

— Bob Cutler of Muskegon with Lisa Jirikovic of Muskegon

— D.J. Hilson of North Muskegon with Mary Ball of Spring Lake

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