CASAblanca Winners Announced

By WEEK Producer


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November 16, 2010 Updated Nov 16, 2010 at 7:04 PM CDT

CASAblanca 2010 was a fun-filled evening of entertainment to raise awareness to our organization and is our primary fundraiser for the year.

The evening featured local ‘Celebrities” dancing with Dance Specialist from Body Fitness, The Tap Shack and John Huerta.

Local “Celebrity” judges rated a score and the audience vote determined the winner.

CASAblanca 2010 Local Star Dance Contest Winners:

First Place Winner: Stacy Benjatka-Robins from Essential Wellness (winning video included)

People’s Choice Award (on-line voting): Virnette House-Browning from Bradley University

Runners up:
Chevie Ruder, The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dr. Chris Michael, 104.9 The Wolfe
Joe O'Neill, G & D Integrated
Chuck Weaver, Peoria Builder

Congratulations to all our Dancers on a great performance!

We extend special appreciation to co-chairs Gina Morss and Daniel Smallwood for their time and leadership.

Special thanks to Decoration Chair - Pam Borden, Auction Chair - Michelle Elam and her committee, and the 2010 Casablanca Judges: Greg Batton, Don Coven, Kevin Sullivan, Rebekah Von Rathonyi, Gretchen Wirtz and all dancers who participated.

CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused or neglected children. CASA volunteers advocate in court for the best interest of children -our primary mission is to ensure children are placed in a safe permanent home.