Dancing With the Stars_logoBernie Erickson will be dancing with his granddaughter Danielle Erickson at this year’s Dancing With The Stars fundraiser for the Marshall County Neighborhood Center.

DancingWithTheStars2016_Daniell EricksonDanielle Erickson has lived in Plymouth her entire life and graduated from Plymouth High School in 2014.  She is currently studying Early Childhood Education with Exceptional Needs at Purdue University with hopes of going into Pediatric Occupational Therapy.  When she is not studying, Danielle enjoys going on mission trips, caring for young children in the community, and volunteering with First Books for Kids. Danielle has had some experience with dance, being a part of various dance teams since the age of 8 and occasionally going to social dances with her grandfather.

DancingWithTheStars2016_BernieEricksonBernie Erickson has lived in Marshall County his entire life.  Currently semi-retired from Graphix Unlimited of Bremen, Bernie danced throughout the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s with his first wife. After losing his second wife to cancer, he started to line dance until he discovered partner line dancing and country ballroom.  He now tries to dance at least four nights a week when possible, because it’s something he loves to do.

The pair, under the direction of chorographer Tenna Nichols from Warsaw will be dancing at the 8th annual Dancing With the Stars on Saturday, February 6th at the Swan Lake Resort.

Tickets for the fundraiser are now on sale for $75 each and include appetizers, a buffet dinner, live auction and the dancing competition.  You can also vote for your favorite dancers on line at www.events.org/neighborhoodcenter for $20 per vote.