Teresa Van Horn "Dances with the Stars" for Charity


On Saturday, May 20, Teresa Van Horn participated in the Movers & Shakers Gala at Lakeland University. Celebrating its 10th year, Gala proceeds support student scholarships and raise money and awareness for local charities in Sheboygan County. 

Teresa Van Horn and dance partner, Jay Morth, perform at the 2017 Movers & Shakers Gala

In 2015, Teresa Van Horn performed in this event with a group, and awarded a scholarship to a Sheboygan County Christian High School student. “It was fun, but I was kind of in the background; more of a cheerleader,” said Van Horn. This experience, and a little coaxing from around the office, inspired Teresa to participate as a featured contestant in 2017.

Van Horn Automotive Group volunteers performing at the 2015 Movers & Shakers Gala
At this year’s event, Teresa Van Horn partnered with a talented, professional ballroom dancer, Jay Morth to perform a foxtrot routine. Her charity of choice was Samaritans Hand, a non-profit drug and alcohol clinic that provides assistance for recovering addicts in the Sheboygan County Area. “I chose Samaritan’s Hand because there is such a great need for their services in our county. Drug and alcohol addiction has adversely affected the lives of too many people. Helping them and their families overcome that addiction and getting back to leading happy, successful lives is crucial,” stated Van Horn.

The 2017 lineup included seven area celebrities:
  • Conrad Barrows - sponsored by the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust and his charity was the Wisconsin Military Network. 
  • Kristin Blanchard - sponsored by the Grover Family Foundation and her charity was the Lakeshore Community Health Care.
  • David Gallianetti - sponsored by Sun Graphics Media and his charity was the Sheboygan Public Education Foundation. 
  • Lindsay Harrison-Eirich - sponsored by friends of Lindsay Harrison-Eirich and her charity was Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
  • Lauren Hydock was sponsored by Masters Gallery Foods and her charity was the Sheboygan County Humane Society. 
  • Teresa Van Horn - sponsored by Van Horn Automotive Group and her charity was Samaritans Hand. 
  • Amber Willis - sponsored by Legend Larry's and her charity was Camp Evergreen.

For a full recap of the event, including results and photos, visit www.moversandshakersgala.org.