Dancing With The Chattanooga Stars Announces Local Celebrity Line-Up

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The 2014 Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars contestants include, bottom row, Cindy Cornette, Tim Bryant, row 2, Tracie Lesar, Brennan Francois, row 3, Belinda Winslett, Lindsey Frost, row 4, Hodgen Mainda, and Jonathan Frost.  Jennifer McFarland is not pictured.
The 2014 Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars contestants include, bottom row, Cindy Cornette, Tim Bryant, row 2, Tracie Lesar, Brennan Francois, row 3, Belinda Winslett, Lindsey Frost, row 4, Hodgen Mainda, and Jonathan Frost. Jennifer McFarland is not pictured.

The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults has announced its local celebrity line-up for the 7th annual Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars. Chattanooga’s own local celebrity dance-off competition will take place on June 21 at the Tivoli Theatre.  

The event features eight local celebrities in a dance-off competition to win their own mirror ball trophy and raise money for their chosen Partnership program. 

The DWTSC 2014 local celebrity lineup includes: 

Tim Bryant – interior designer, T. Bryant Interiors
Cindy Cornette – wealth management advisor, Cornette & Associates - Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
Brennan Francois – chief executive officer, Parkridge Valley Hospital
Jonathan and Lindsey Frost – managing partner, J.D. Frost & Company, PLLC and owner of Frost Designs
Hodgen Mainda – director of Legal Operations and Government Relations, Dale L. Buchanan & Associates
Jennifer McFarland – executive director, Security, ERMC
Tracie Lesar – community volunteer
Belinda Winslett – real estate agent, Signature Brokers 


 “We are excited about our 7th annual Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars," says Sandra Hollett, Partnership CEO. “Each year the show continues to grow and the performances continue to amaze our audience. Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars is widely recognized as the leading event of its type in Chattanooga, and we look forward to another year of a sold-out show.”

Each Chattanooga celebrity is paired with a professional dancer from the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio where they rehearse their routine in 15+ dance lessons over three months. The competitor who raises the most money will win the Grand Dancing Champion Award. All proceeds will benefit Partnership programs. 

Questions about the event and sponsorship opportunities can be directed to Partnership at 697-3829.


Tennessee Saves Week Is March 25-31

Local businesses and nonprofits are celebrating Tennessee Saves Week March 25-31 by making a pledge to take steps toward a more secure financial future.  University of Tennessee Extension Agent June Puett is leading a campaign to encourage people of all ages and incomes to set financial goals during this time.     “More than 33,000 area people have taken take steps ... (click for more)

MDA Ambassador Kicks Off Firefighter Fundraising Drive For MDA

MDA Ambassador Isaac Yother, his younger brother, Imri, and his mother, Susan got to have some fun Thursday morning when they gave the signal that started Chattanooga fire companies off on their fundraising drive today for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Isaac has a form of muscular dystrophy and he told reporters that he truly appreciates what the firefighters are trying ... (click for more)

Pet Dog Dies In Trailer Fire Near Signal Mountain Road

A pet dog died in a trailer fire off Signal Mountain Road on Wednesday night.   Chattanooga firefighters responded to a structure fire around  9:30 p.m.  in a mobile home park at 174 Bledsoe Terrace. The woman who lived there told Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton that she had just left for work when the fire was discovered. The firefighters got the ... (click for more)

Fingerprint Evidence Leads To Arrest Of Antonio Patton Is Armed Robbery Of Store On Bonny Oaks Drive

Fingerprint evidence has led to the arrest of Antonio Preze Patton for the robbery of a store on Bonny Oaks Drive last Dec. 2. Patton, 27, of 2829 5th Ave., is charged with aggravated robbery. Police were notified of the late-night holdup at the Mystik Mart. The clerk said two black males entered the store with their heads covered with hoodies. They appeared to be looking ... (click for more)

Repeal Obamacare, Congressman Fleischmann - And Response (2)

Chuck: I'm writing to express my strong opposition to the plan that is being rolled out by Paul Ryan to replace Obamacare. And as I'm writing this, I'm remembering all the times you and all of your Republican colleagues over the last six years campaigned on REPEALING  Obamacare and used that call to action as the basis for your reelection. And I'm also remembering the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You, The Bald-Headed Lady

You were wearing a pretty sweat shirt and blue jeans when I saw you outside the Infusion Center at Erlanger Hospital on Wednesday. You were the one who was nearly bald and I was the guy you greeted with a huge smile as we said hello in passing. You reminded me exactly of my brother Franklin. Years ago when chemotherapy began to rob him of his hair, Franklin was pretty devastated ... (click for more)