Business leaders show their dancing prowess
Two members of the Wilton business community took to the dance floor the evening of March 24 and came away winners in the ElderHouse Dancing with the Stars 5th Annual Gala Benefit.
Hank Fatigate, general manager of Little Pub Wilton, won best performance by a male dancer, and Eric Ferraris, chief operating officer of Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group, was named best friend to ElderHouse for raising the most money before the event.
Judges were Christine Titus, owner and artistic director of Conservatory of Dance in Wilton; Ted Thomas, associate artistic director of The New England Academy of Dance in New Canaan; and Gina Zangrillo, president of Darien Sport Shop in Darien.
The evening featured seven high-profile local business leaders who, along with their professional dance partners from Norwalk’s Fred Astaire Dance Studio, brought enthusiasm and skill to the dance floor at Rolling Hills Country Club. All dancers donated their time to the competition, executing routines that impressed an enthusiastic sold-out audience.
“Our 5th Annual Dancing with the Stars gala was one of the best events EVER. The dancers were amazing, cheered on by a very enthusiastic crowd. The funds raised will help support programs for older adults with aging diseases. What a successful evening it was! When everyone has a great time and we can surpass our fund-raising goals, it a great day for ElderHouse,” said Denise Cesareo, executive director at ElderHouse, an adult day center in Norwalk.