Pat Adkins smiles big after this win
Saturday night CASA hosted its annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser at the Camp Perry Conference center. Six local celebrities and six veteran dancers took the stage to raise money for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which gives a voice to abused, neglected or dependent children. At the beginning of the event, a video from childhelp.org was shown to remind the audience why they were there. “We must remember this is for the children,” said Connie Cornett, the Executive Director of CASA and organizer of the event.
After the video, hosts Judge Kathleen Giesler of Ottawa County Juvenile Court and Genoa Police Chief Bob Bratton spared no time bringing the comedy. The judges for the evening were Debbie Hymore-Tester (portraying Carry Anne), Tracy Gaines (portraying Max) and Kim Dusseau (portraying Cher) who were all former CASA Dancing with the Stars dancers.
The dancers were Roseann Hickman and Craig Olszewski, Pat Adkins and Annessia Nyman, Carlos Mincheff and Lisa Ramsey, Angela Rahm and Hank Fox, Ann Duez and Timothy Nyman and Rich Riedmaier and Mary Ann Snider. There was also a live auction by Greg Peiffer and a special performance by One Love Dancers.
The couple that raised the most money was Pat Adkins and Annessia Nyman, who raised $6766 for CASA. In second place were Ann Duez and Timothy Nyman, who raised a total of $6173. The Judges Choice Award for best dancing went to Angela Rahm and Hank Fox. Overall, the evening brought in $18,169.80 for CASA. Over a hundred more tickets were sold this year over last which brought in record numbers in attendance and profits.