Community

Atascadero’s ‘Dancing with Our Stars’ raises over $170,000 for local nonprofits

Winners of Atascadero’s Dancing with Our Stars event include E.J. Rossi and daughter Tobi, Aurora William, Brian Reeves, Susan Poteet and Chris Harmon.
Winners of Atascadero’s Dancing with Our Stars event include E.J. Rossi and daughter Tobi, Aurora William, Brian Reeves, Susan Poteet and Chris Harmon.

Atascadero

Friends of the Atascadero Library is thanking those who helped to make the eighth annual Atascadero “Dancing with Our Stars” event a success. The three-night event, “Show Stoppers!” directed by Frank Sanchez, supporting seven local nonprofits and raised $171,000. It crowned community stars E.J. Rossi and daughter Tobi as the champions. Their dance was choreographed by Tracy Rossi. E.J. and Tobi also swept the three-night “People’s Choice” competition.

Second place was awarded to Aurora William and choreographer Brian Reeves, and third place went to Susan Poteet and choreographer Chris Harmon.

The funds benefited the Atascadero Library, Atascadero AAUW, Atascadero Kiwanis, Atascadero Land Preservation Society, Boys & Girls Club of North SLO County, El Camino Homeless Organization and Greyhound Foundation.

Pismo Beach

Coastal Christian School, a K-12 school in Pismo Beach, recently announced the addition of California-native Tom Olmstead as head of school for the coming school year.

“After carefully reviewing our needs at CCS, it was very clear that Tom had the right blend of experience, leadership, and a great sense of relationships and community,” said Ted Malley, board member of Coastal Christian School.

Olmstead served as head administrator of Cornerstone Christian Academy in Sycamore, Illinois, since 1996, during which time he oversaw facility upgrades, fundraised over $5.5 million, established an international student program, grew enrollment to over 300 students, and eliminated all mortgage and operational debt.

Olmstead, his wife Christy, and their three children, will move to the Central Coast in July.

Good News? Send word of accomplishments in your community. Email: goodnews@thetribunenews.com; phone: 805-781-7902; fax: 805-781-7905.

  Comments