Overall winner: Becca Townlain and Gary Baker
People’s Choice: Jacob Childs and Courtney Felgar
Most Entertaining: Greg Herpin and Risa Venable
Best Choreography: Mitchell Hackman and Ashley Simpson
Best Costumes: Becca Townlain and Gary Baker

For weeks, local citizens have been dancing their way in preparation for the Boonslick Heartland YMCA’s Dancing with the Local Stars event that was held on Saturday at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School Gym.

The event always draws a sold out crowd who want to see and cheer on their favorite dancer.

This year, Becca Townlain and Gary Baker were the overall winners.

“I wanted to take a minute and give a huge shout out to the YMCA. While the Dancing with the Local Stars event was to raise money for the youth and everything they do for them, I wanted to take a minute and say thank you for all they do for adults!!!! I owe the people and programs the YMCA offers to my fitness success!! Whether it is a challenge they are putting on, classes they offer, hours with kid watch, or just truly amazing employees and members, they are always there and offer so much encouragement!! The YMCA is for any adult who wants to be healthy or stay healthy. I may be a hard worker but it is because of the YMCA that I keep going,” Becca Townlain stated on Facebook. “Thank youGary Baker andMegan Stegner Thieman. You two are amazing.”

The event is one of the YMCA’s biggest fundraisers, which gives local youth and people more access to Y programs.