Safenet Services team wins Reveille Rotary’s dance off
Mark Friedel Staff Reporter
Participants danced the night away Saturday evening at the Robson PAC during the Claremore Reveille Rotary Club’s Dancing with the Stars of Rogers County.
Master and mistress of ceremonies were Initiator of Rogers County Volunteers for Youth Melynda Stone and OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel. The two hosted the show while providing some laughs alongside judges — Mayor Mickey Perry, professional dance teacher Jeanne DeGeyter and Ballroom/Swing dancer Dr. Andrew Khouw.
Eleven teams represented 11 organizations. The dancing duos closed each performance with combined ratings from the three judges, determining the overall score for each team.
Audience members were invited to vote for their favorite dancer’s organization by donating money during the intermission.
Booths were also set up for each organization for the public to learn more about what they do and why they do it.
Each winning dance team received an engraved plaque and the first place team named “Best Darned Dancers in Rogers County” received two People’s Choice Award’s Dancing Ball trophies.
First place winners were Tom Merrell and Cindy Wood, Safenet Services. First runner-up was Ashlyn Karst and Joel Reimer, Claremore Meals on Wheels and second runner-up David Clanin and Cassie Woods, Healthy Community Partnership.
The Judges Choice Award went to Danielle Doubet and Augustin “Gus” Ramirez, Volunteers for Youth.
Other awards included-Applause Award winners Angie Graves and Jim Anderson, dancers for the Rogers County Youth Services; Prospect Award winners Chad and Kristen Rohr, dancers for the William W. Barnes Children’s Advocacy Center; Choreography Award winners Julie Wilson and James Weddington, dancers for Rogers County Adult Day Care; Happy Performer Award winners Barry and Madeline Clark, dancers for Tri-County CASA; Star Award winners Bradley McKane and Hilary Gray, dancers for Big Brothers Big Sisters; Broadway Bound Award winners Jennifer and Steve Doyle, Rogers County Literacy Council; Made for the Stage Award winners were Leslie Cohen and Dale Murphy, Claremore Public Schools Foundation.