Cornerstone celebrated our 13th annual Dancing with Local Stars on February 3rd, 2023. It was a night to remember as seven duos came together to compete for the ALL-STAR title. From hip-hop renditions to rock musicals, these teams showed off their dancing skills for a good time and a good cause.

The fabulous teams that participated include:

  • Trent Lyons & DeAnna Snider
  • Emely Hernandez & Joe Ware
  • Shawn Jones & April Hawkins
  • Brittney Ippensen & Maria Bichsel
  • Taylor & Mallory Ramey
  • Patrick & Jessica Hollensteiner
  • Sarah Barry & Anthony Oliver

After all teams had completed their routines, it was up to a panel of celebrity judges and votes from the audience to award the 2023 ALL-STAR champion. It was a hard decision, but after much delegation, the All-Star Champions Trophy went to Shawn Jones and April Hawkins. The duo that raised the most money for their team was awarded the People’s Choice Award – Anthony Oliver and Sarah Barry. All teams did great, and many cheers could be heard from the audience as each one showcased their moves.

Shawn Jones & April Hawkins holding Championship Trophy

Shawn Jones & April Hawkins – 2023 DWLS Champions

Anthony Oliver & Sarah Barry holding People's Choice Trophy

Anthony Oliver & Sarah Barry – 2023 DWLS People’s Choice Winners

Cornerstone also recognized Kate Daughtery, of Down Country, with the Humanitarian of the Year Award. Down Country utilizes Down Syndrome to provide an overview of disability awareness. Through her efforts and the support of her team, Down Country has established itself as an organization that promotes positive awareness and training for individuals with disabilities/exceptional abilities and those working with them in the Tri-State area.

Great people, food, and auction items made this year’s Dancing with Local Stars a huge success. It was an honor seeing supporters of Cornerstone all in one place. We wouldn’t be able to provide the services we do without help from our community, and for that, we are eternally grateful.

The following sponsors helped make Dancing with Local Stars possible:

Sizzling Salsa Sponsors

Emerald City Jewelers

Waltz Sponsors

Continental Cement Co.
Kohl Wholesale
Poage Auto Plaza
Priority One Printing
Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell

Tango Sponsors

Blessing Hospital
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bower & Associates
Clarity Healthcare
Craig Industries
Gardner Denver
Krupps Crew
Kunes Honda of Quincy
Quincy Medical Group
Quincy Recycle
Shottenkirk Auto
United Community Credit Union

Foxtrot Sponsors

Rinella Company
V & R Accounting
Wade Stables PC
Winters, LLP

Hokey Pokey Sponsors

Mercantile Bank

Thank you to all the dancers, coaches, sponsors, and supporters of Dancing with Local Stars: ALL-STARS that made the event successful. It was such a fun evening, and we can’t wait to see you all next year for our 2024 Dancing with Local Stars on February 2, 2024.

Cornerstone: Foundation for Families is currently celebrating our 75th Anniversary. We are hoping to reach and exceed our fundraising goal by the end of 2023. Your support is greatly appreciated and allows us to continue providing services to those that need it. We are so grateful for your generosity, which touches – and changes – so many lives. Donate online, or learn more about how you can make a difference.