Local seniors will benefit from a recent dance contest.

The Livingston County Catholic Charities annual “Salute to the Stars & Celebrity Dance Competition” was held March 3rd at Crystal Gardens in Genoa Township. Five teams vied for the overall Dance Competition trophy, with each choosing a routine to perform, which they then spent weeks practicing. Judges for the dance competition were Maria Stuart, Mona Shand, Carlos Garza and Debbie Drick. Together they selected Leslie and Sam Johnson (pictured), who performed to a song from the movie classic White Christmas, “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.” The Fan Favorite award went to Peggi & Michael Bourke.

More than $15,000 was raised to support LCCC’s Senior Outreach programs that serve home bound and low-income county seniors. Last year, LCCC served over 1,000 seniors; the majority report living at or below 150% of the national poverty level. (JK)