Dancing with the LA Stars
One Friday night in February was magical for a local dentist, who took to the stage to strut her stuff as part of the 8th Annual Dancing With the Louisiana Stars. Dr. Mary Catherine Crigler took home the top prize among more than a dozen local celebrities in the benefit dance-off held every year by Louisiana Delta Ballet Company. Judging this year were Tommy Usrey, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Janelle Snellings and NFL star Andrew Whitworth.
In addition to Crigler, competitors dancing in the competition were Josh Morrison, Maddie Mill, Bradley Wilkerson, Robert Charles Payne, Jon Wages, Clint Downing, Misti Hajj, Dr. Julie Lebell, Tyler Harris, Victoria Krutzer, Timothy Levigne, Slagle McGuffee, April Adams, Eddie Bailey and Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson.
Returning to wow the crowd with their dancing skills were DWTLS alumni Tara Jeffirs, Patti Nelson, Josh Kuntz, Becky Woods and Jon Blunschi. Dancing With the Louisiana Stars is held annually at the Monroe Civic Center Arena.