John Noble won Judges’ Choice but Meagan Bilik DeFazio was the choice of the people Sept. 27 at Dancing with Celebrities of Greater Greensburg.
Noble, an attorney, tipped his toupee and said he lost 17 pounds practicing the foxtrot with his partner, Louanne O’Brien. O’Brien is founder of Integral Ballroom in Murrysville.
Bilik DeFazio, a candidate for county judge, had some pre-show jitters, but her and partner Markus Gresko‘s version of the cha-cha was a crowd favorite.
Third place went to state Sen. Kim Ward, who did the bachatango with Jerry Gresko.
Gresko and his wife, Judy, are co-founders of TDI Ballroom in Greensburg, which, along with Integral, provided lessons for dance contestants.
Other contestants: Luis Martinez and Deana Foley; Nancy Anderson and Harris Ferris; Dave Wodoskawsky and Shannon Sloan; Jayne Huston and Joe O’Brien; and Regina Beatty and Mitchell Gresko.
An intermission performance was by Sean Cassidy and Gina Sciarrino.
Hosted at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Hempfield, the event benefited Greater Greensburg Faith in Action.
Emcee for the evening was Anne Marie Welty of Standard Bank.
The committee was headed by Barbara Fer rier, with Ann Miles, Christine Mohler-King, Mary Catherine Motchar, Laura Sloan Patterson and Sister Pat Wilson.
Seen: Diane Waltos, Ann Novak, Renee Rothwell, Lisa Rohrbacher, Terry Graft and Linda Brown, George Shaner and Michael Philopena, Lori Sendro, Bernadine Brazill, Dr. George and Linda Austin, Barry and Marian DeBone, Linda Blum, Chuck Anderson, Bill and Becky Thorne, Jeff and Gail Malloy, Jill Briercheck and Carol Demi.
â€” Dawn Law