Dancing with the Stars

Dancers

The 2020 Dancing with the Stars has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 15th, 2021. Season 2 will have 6 dancing couples competing for the mirror ball trophy. Two awards will be given; one for People's Choice where the audience can vote with money on the dancer they would like to see win and the second award will be based on the Judge's Choice.

For those who have purchased a ticket to the 2020 event, your ticket will be good for the spring date so please hold onto your ticket! If the rescheduled date no longer works and you have purchased tickets, please reach out to our office and we will assist you with selling your tickets. For those interested in attending but couldn’t purchase tickets because we were sold out, feel free to call our office and get added to the waiting list.

Meet the Dancers

John Pannizzo

John Pannizzo lives in Lewistown with his wife, Carla and three children Summer (24), Frankie (17), and JohnPaul (14). He has been the proud owner of Downtown OIP for 24 years.

John is very active in the community and is involved with Youth Baseball and Belleville Mennonite School Baseball. John enjoys  campfires with RC and watching t-shirts fly from the upper deck. Some of his other hobbies include eating Cannolis, smoking cigars at the Lounge, and hanging out with Sam Rothstein. When John is not spending time with his kids, he enjoys beating Steph in cards. And darts. And volleyball. 

Karin Knode

Karin Knode is the Director of TIU Community Education & Workforce Services where she has been employed for 20 years. 

She was born and raised in Lewistown. Karin is married to Randy and has two awesome children, Kolbi (18) and Gavin (14). In her free time, Karin enjoys camping with family and friends. 

John Sipe

John Sipe lives in Lewistown with his wife, Joann. He is retired from the Department of Revenue and is the current Derry Township Supervisor.  

John and Joann have a son Doug, daughter-in-law Lyndie, and a grandson Bode. John was a wrestling coach for many years and in his free time enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting.

Mary Woods

Mary Woods is a Detective and School Resource Officer for Lewistown Police Department. Mary is a USAF veteran and has worked in Law Enforcement for 19 years. 

Mary lives in Lewistown, has three children, and one beautiful grandchild. In her free time, Mary enjoys cooking and running.

Aaron Amspacker

Aaron Amspacker was born and raised in Mifflin County. He has decades of experience in the restaurant industry. Aaron and his wife, Jillian own JP Edwards Grill & Bar in Burnham.

When Aaron is not working, you can find him cheering on his kids at their Husky Football and wrestling events or being a dance dad at Miss Stephanie's School of Dance. Aaron is excited to raise money for Mifflin and Juniata counties! He can't wait to show off his dance moves with his talented partner, Heather Bradshaw!

Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw has been in the hair industry for 20 years. She has been the owner of Vibe Hair and Nail Salon since 2011 and is also the owner of MR Stax. She is trying very hard with the help of all the people at Stax to keep Bob’s dream alive. 

Heather loves riding motorcycle and finding new roads in the beautiful country. She enjoys hanging at the pool in the summer, working on a good house project, and has learned to enjoy working outside in her yard.

Larry Welshans

Larry Welshans and his wife, Janie reside in Lewistown with their five cats. Larry spent thirty-five years teaching biology, chemistry, and general science until his retirement in 2010. He also worked as a wildlife biologist for the PA Game Commission, taught courses for Wilson College, and recently worked at JP Edwards filling many different roles. 

Larry is a Deacon at Lewistown Presbyterian Church and on his free time enjoys walking, reading, traveling, following the Philadelphia Eagles, and cooking whole foods.

Staci Lerch

Staci Lerch lives in Lewistown and is the Sales Manager for Lerch RV. 

Staci spends her free time hiking, traveling, and acting in community theater. Although she doesn't have any human children, she's the mother to 2 rescue dogs and 5 rescue cats. Staci is also a proud member of the Lewistown Kiwanis Club. 

Isaiah Wisehaupt

Isaiah Wisehaupt lives in Port Royal and has been a CSO at Pennian Bank’s Fermanagh Office for 4 years. Prior to that, he was employed at First National Bank of Mifflintown for 10 years. 

Isaiah loves spending time with his parents, Rodney and Teresa as well as his wonderful sister, Hillary. He is a huge Kansas City Chiefs football and Atlanta Braves baseball fan. Isaiah is also a fan of dirt track racing and has been helping super late model driver, Colton Flinner for the past year. Isaiah is a dog lover and enjoys spending time with his wonderful dog, Cloe. 

Holly Tusing

Holly Tusing lives in Mifflintown with her husband and daughter. She is the Branch Executive Officer for the Fermanagh and Main Offices of Pennian Bank.

Holly enjoys spending time with her family, being active with her church, cooking, dancing, being outdoors and has a heart for community service and helping others. Growing up, Holly was active in studio and competitive dance for over 20 years. She’s looking forward to participating in this years United Way Dancing with the Stars!

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is an attorney with Torquato Law Office in Lewistown, practicing in a variety of areas of the law, and prior to that was a probation and parole officer with Mifflin County. 

Jeff is a member of the Rotary Club of Lewistown and a former president of Mifflin County Communities That Care. Jeff lives in Reedsville with his daughters, Abbey and Emma. He enjoys golfing, running, and exploring craft breweries. 

Karina Henriquez

Karina Alicel Henriquez lives in Lewistown with her husband Omar, two children (Karimar and Kristopher) and a Chihuahua (Oreo).  She is a medical director at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Sleep Center. 

She was born in the Dominican Republic and has been living in Mifflin County since 2013.  She enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.