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Andrea Howell, of Sierra Pacific Industries, earned the title of 2019 Champion at the Thirteenth Annual Dancing with the Stars Shasta County
All of this year’s pictures can be viewed on our facebook page.
One SAFE Place
Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style
Redding, CA—Sierra Pacific Industries’ Andrea Howell earned the title of Champion of the thirteenth annual Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style competition! Andrea and her partner Erik Molina danced a contemporary routine to Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and a cha cha/jazz routine to Just Dance by Lady Gaga. Andrea commented on the stage “It is an honor to win Champion in this year’s Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style, but the real winner tonight is One SAFE Place.”
On June 1st at the Cascade Theatre Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style was held to benefit the life changing services of One SAFE Place. Approximately 600 people turned out to support the annual competition. The event was a spectacular win for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse as over $70,000 was raised to support OSP’s programs and services, according to the Event Manager, Kathleen Kelley.
The audience weighed in by the purchase of voting tickets; twelve tickets could be purchased for $10. During intermissions, guests stuffed hundreds of tickets in voting boxes for their favorite couple. After less than three weeks of scheduled practice, the stars enthusiastically danced diverse and entertaining free style routines. Of the other local stars that competed to win the Champion trophy, there was a tie for “Judges’ Choice” award. Pete Metz and his partner Kelliea Guthrie, and Stacia Reeder with her partner Jordan Stevens earned the coveted “Judges’ Choice” award for their routines which brought in the highest overall scores based on form, choreography and technique. The “People’s Choice” trophy was awarded to Stacia Reeder and her partner Jordan Stevens who earned the greatest amount of votes from the audience.
Many thanks to sponsors Sierra Pacific Industries, Prime Healthcare, KRCR NEWS Channel 7, Fox Channel 20, Results Radio, Redding Electric Utility, Grape Escape, Tuxedo Den, Star Limousine, Mallery’s Flowers and the Shasta Family YMCA.
Special Recognition: Dance Director, Kathy Babcock; Emcees, Chris Gomez and Maria Orozco; Judges, Lynne Currie, Linda Bott, Romney Clements, and Kyle Thurmond; Hair and makeup; Nikki King, Elana Hay, Samantha Fernandez, and Cheryl Essington. Practices; Shasta Family YMCA; Catering; The Grape Escape; Video Services; Riggs Media; Photography; Jeannine Hendrickson Photography.
About One SAFE Place
The vision of One SAFE Place is a community free of domestic and sexual abuse, and we work to provide intervention and safety to those affected by domestic and sexual abuse. One SAFE Place offers emergency shelter and co-locates a variety of other services at our Client Service Center through a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, offering help for survivors of all forms of family violence, child abuse and elder abuse.
Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style typically takes place in June at the Cascade Theatre.
Modeled after the popular reality TV show on ABC, the Shasta County version features six community members who are matched up with experienced dancers. The six couples dance and audience members vote with their wallets.
At the end of the evening, the top vote-getting couple is crowned the Champion. The three-member judging panel selects the couple worthy of the “Judges’ Choice” award and the audience selects the “People’s Choice” by voting for their favorite couple during two 15 minute intermissions.
Proceeds from the event support the life changing services of One SAFE Place.
To take a look at some of our dancers from years past in our facebook album. Or, watch the video of our 10 Year Anniversary, including clips from all of our past dancers.