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New “Dancing” lineup revealed for Sept. 6 fundraiser

The Columbian

The Fort Vancouver National Trust on Friday announced the nine participants for Dancing with the Local Stars, an annual fundraising event set for 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St.

The participants: Katie Atkins-Castillo, owner of Life Pilates Vancouver LLC; Lou Brancaccio, editor of The Columbian; J. Scott Campbell of Waste Connections; Vancouver Police Sgt. Dave Henderson; former city councilor, current county freeholder and author Pat Jollota; attorney Don Russo of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli; Patti Westby, Westby & Associates; and Dan Wyatt Jr., owner of Kiggins Theater.

The participants will be paired with a dance instructor and receive complimentary lessons from Arthur Murray Dance Studios. The “star” who raises the most money wins.

Donations are accepted online at or by donating at the event.

Individual tickets are $50 and include a catered dinner, no-host bar and open seating. Reserved tables for 10 cost $600, VIP tables for 10 are $1,000, and sponsor tables for 10 are $2,500 to $5,000. Tickets are available for purchase online