Thank you to all who supported Dancing for Little Stars 2016!

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Nearly 400 guests joined us at Dancing for Little Stars held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Hosted by Parent Connection, the event is held in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month each April, with all proceeds supporting the program’s early childhood education services.


Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffles. A brief program featured the work and mission of Parent Connection and honored community member, Stacey Otto, and the Oshkosh YMCA for their contributions to improving the lives of children and families in the Oshkosh area. Click here to read their complete bios, as presented at the event.


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Watch the video, "Change the First Five Years, and You Change Everything", featured at this year's Dancing For Little Stars event, courtesy of The Ounce of Prevention Fund. (Will open in a new window via YouTube.)


The highlight of the evening was the 9th and final "Dancing for Little Stars" competition, in which nine groups and pairs of ‘local celebrities’ danced to raise money and awareness for child abuse prevention. Our dancers entertained the crowd with performances ranging from country and tap to pop and techno. See our 2016 event guide to read more about all of our amazing dancers!


With the generous support of our dancers, sponsors, donors and guests, Dancing for Little Stars 2016 raised proceeds of $42,225 for child abuse prevention programs in the Oshkosh area. A special thank you to all who attended and/or supported the event!


Dancing for Little Stars 2016 Sponsors:

Event Sponsor

Mercy Medical Center

Associate Sponsors

Kimberly Clark                 Castle Pierce Printing

Bank First National


Table Sponsors

  • Aurora Health Care

  • Blended Waxes

  • Bridgeview Dental

  • Corcoran Glass & Paint

  • Cousins Subs

  • DiRenzo & Bomier, LLC

  • Firefighters Charitable Trust

  • FIRST Educational Resources

  • FNB Fox Valley

  • Omni Glass & Paint

  • Pack Air, Inc.

  • Partnership Community Health Center

  • Silver Star Brands

  • Tremble/Martin Families

  • West Side Tire & Auto

Banner Sponsors

  • Arts for Kids

  • Basiliere, Thompson, Bissett, Castonia & Swardenski, LLP

  • E-Power Marketing

  • Folske Electrical Services

  • Fox Graphics

  • Dr. Anita Gheller-Rigoni

  • Hanneman Dustrude Dental LLC

  • Landscape Solutions

  • Luvata


  • The Muller family

  • Murken Properties

  • Outlook Group Corporation

  • Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy

  • Wihlm Dental


A special thank you also to our volunteer planning committee: Jessica Benesh, Johannah Bradle, Beth Caramanidis, Kelly Fitzpatrick, John Hobbins, Meghann Kasper, Erin Martin, Julie Olk, Lori Renning and Liz Rice Janzen


Contact Us

For questions about Parent Connection or sponsorship/volunteer opportunities, please contact Wendy Schwalbe, Parent Connection Program Manager, at 920-233-6630 ext. 101 or Thank you for your support of Parent Connection and our mission to protect children and families in our communities!




Fox Valley/Outagamie County

1810 Appleton Rd, Menasha



Oshkosh/Winnebago County

36 Broad St, Ste 150, Oshkosh


Program Supervisor (Fox Valley): Lori Jensen, email or call 920-739-4226 ext. 129


Program Supervisor (Oshkosh): Kelly Hinz, email or call 920-233-6630 ext. 108


Program Supervisor (Shawano County): Patty Woeslaw, email or call 920-436-4360 ext. 1388




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