Cindy Brotz Gracefully Takes the Trophy!

Cindy BrotzA sold-out ballroom of over 500 guests were wowed by a spectacular night of celebrity dancing at the second annual Movers & Shakers Gala, a benefit for Lakeland College and the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra held May 30 at Lakeland.

A photo gallery of the evening is now available.

This star-studded night featured nine well-known area celebrities in a glamorous setting complete with red-carpet glitz and gourmet cuisine. Lakeland College's Todd Wehr Center was once again transformed into a beautiful ballroom, including wall-to-wall carpeting, a massive lighting setup and huge video screens that let a who's who of Sheboygan County showcase their best moves.

The celebrities were each paired with a professional dancer, and after months of training they competed to win the support of four judges and the guests, who were busy buying votes both in the ballroom that evening and online for weeks leading up to the event. Yes, the Movers & Shakers trophy could be bought!

In an effort to spread the wealth and have more impact on the community this year, each of the nine dancers selected a local charity or nonprofit organization that will also benefit from their efforts. Half the proceeds from the votes sold for each dancer will go to those special organizations.

Cindy Brotz gracefully performed the waltz and took home the title, topping a field that included some of Sheboygan County's biggest names. Brotz, a well-known community volunteer, said she dreamed of being Cinderella as a young girl, and she certainly looked the part during her performance. Sheboygan Youth Sailing was her special charity.

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