Salute to the Stars, Celebrity Dance Competition set for March 9

Join Livingston County Catholic Charities for an exciting evening with dinner; raffle for two tickets to Hamilton at the Fisher Theatre; cash bar; honoring community stars Mary Lou Morris, Margo Ward and Glenn Gray; a goodwill offering; and the dance competition. A special performance by The Dance Project and open dance floor will follow the competition.

Livingston County Catholic Charities – Salute to the Stars & Celebrity Dance Competition is March 9, 2019 at Crystal Gardens in Howell.

Local celebrities and business owners will be stepping onto the dance floor to help raise funds for Livingston County Catholic Charities’ Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention programs. The dance teams have been busy selecting their songs and working with their coaches on their exciting routines that will be performed on March 9th! This year’s dance teams are:
Team #1: Rachele Evers (Livingston Lifestyles – 3DX Real Estate) & Deb Drick (G1NBC) – coached by Amy Prochazka.
Team #2: Marnie (Public Health) & Patrick Michel (Brighton Township) – coached by Sam & Leslie Johnson of Radiant Receptions.
Team #3: Julie (Fortune Cooking Brand & Comcast Spotlight) & Tom Lin (Fortune Cooking Food Trucks & Szechuan Empire) – coached by Melissa Rollins of A BeYOUtiful Balance.
Team #4: Rose Fodor (Alterations by Rozi) & Joseph Savanyo (Ford Motor Co.) – coached by Lonn Hartman of Arthur Murray Ann Arbor Dance Studio.

On-line voting for your favorite dance team runs Feb. 17, 2019 through March 8, 2019 ($5/vote). The dance team with the most votes on-line and at the event combined wins the Community Favorite award.

Each dance team’s performance will also be judged at the event for the chance to win the “Overall Dance Competition” trophy. The panel of judges are Maria Stuart (The Livingston Post), Mona Shand (U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s Office), Sheriff Mike Murphy (Livingston County), and Tracey Patterson (North American Lighting).

Starting Feb. 17, visit to learn more about each team, to view a snippet of their dance, and vote for your favorite team. Your generous support through your votes will allow LCCC to continue to serve those most in need in our community and provide Substance Abuse Prevention efforts in our county (several listed below).

Last fiscal year, LCCC provided services to 383 people through 3009 units of Substance Abuse Counseling with the majority reporting living at or below 150 percent of the National Poverty Level.

• LCCC is the only Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling facility in the county with a sliding fee scale serving residents who are uninsured, unemployed or under-insured and one of three facilities serving Medicaid clients. Therefore, the poor, working poor and those without insurance have limited options for substance abuse treatment in Livingston County.

• LCCC partners with the Michigan State Police to conduct Alcohol Compliance Checks at local licensed liquor retailers with a compliance rate of 78 percent in FY17/18.

• LCCC, along with our community partner members of the Liv. County Community Alliance (LCCA), initiated in 2018 a new prevention effort, Safe Homes – a county-wide effort to change parental norms towards youth substance use.

On Sale Now…tickets or tables can be purchased on-line through the LCCC web site at or call Julie or Gudrun at (517) 545-5944 for tickets or sponsorships. Ticket deadline is March 1, 2019.
Platinum Sponsors: St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, Colleen Pryslak – Associate Broker KW Realty Livingston, Suburban Shipping LLC, Knights of Columbus #12295, and Garrison Enterprises LLC.


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