Dancing with Our Stars 2014

March 2014 - Dancing with Our Stars
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The fifth annual Atascadero: Dancing with Our Stars was a huge success, netting $67,000 for the campaign to "Open the Doors" to our new library. Thank you to all of our stars-- Angela Cisneros, John Donovan, Chief Jerel Haley, Colonel Bill Hatch, Janet McLennan, M.D. and Christopher Ellwood, Heather Moreno, Rolfe Nelson and Leigh Ormonde, Nick Mattson, Peggy and Mike Zappas. Special thanks to choreographer/instructors Dan and Sharon Davis, Linda Drake, Chris Harmon, Larraine McBride, Leigh Ormonde, Eddie Rodriguez, Frank Sanchez, Cammie Velci, Rodney Ware, and Kari Wastun.

Rolfe Nelson (photo on right) with dance instructors Leigh Ormonde and Chris Harmon took home the top prize. They performed a 1980s East Coast style swing/jive. Second place prize went to Mike and Peggy Zappas who performed a traditional Greek dance. Third place prize went to John Donovan with dance instructor Sharon Davis and his daughters Emily and Meredith. They performed a polka, foxtrot, and swing medley. The People's Choice Award went to Atascadero Police Chief Jerel Haley who performed a hula/swing dance.

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Photos by Deborah Cash