ANNIE LUDINGTON was presented with the People’s Choice award at this year’s Dancing With the Starz at the Lebowsky Center in Owosso. The show was co-hosted by the Owosso Community Players (OCP) and the Shiawassee Arts Center (SAC) to raise awareness and provide funding to support for performing and educational arts in the community. Along with Ludington, who can be seen onstage with her dance partner, Frankie Nevin, the celebrity cast of dancers included Athena Kurtz, Sarah Collins, Chrisy Schemenauer, Brian Reed, Casey “DJ Chewy” Lambert, Michael Gute, Travis Yaklin, Debbie Gilbert, and Robert Wagner.

  Master of ceremonies David Hood, of the Schluckebier/Hood Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Owosso, entertained the crowd between acts and bantered with 2016 Judges’ Choice award winner and 2017 judge Aaron Maike of Baker College throughout the evening. Professional dancers Kristian Brooks and Lawrence Newman filled out the judging panel, and both provided witty, insightful, and encouraging critiques of the dancers.

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

People’s Choice award was last modified: October 30th, 2017 by Karen Elford