Chuck O’Day Wins Dancing with the Stars of Branson !

We blogged last month about our Branson Hollywood Wax Museum General Manager, Chuck O’Day who volunteered his time (and moves!!) to Dancing with the Stars of Branson.

Chuck O'Day and Stephanie Richardson

Latest update!! Last night, Chuck, a first-time dancer won for his “Dances Like Jagger” routine!

Dancing with the Stars of Branson (like the popular TV show) pairs community leaders and local celebrities with professional dancers. Chuck’s dancing partner was professional dancer Stephanie Richardson.

The overall charity supported this year was the Branson Arts Council, and Chuck and Stephanie danced for A Day for Shay and Pals, raising about $5,500 from sponsors (including the Hollywood Wax Museum, Vacation Services of America, Native Signs, Go Fetch, Brent and Cristal Hedrick and Cash and Kresleigh Hedrick) and members of the audience. A Day for Shay is dedicated to researching and finding treatments for autism, named for Chuck’s daughter Shay, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 18 months.

Chuck and Stephanie with their Mirror Ball Trophy

Chuck and Stephanie with their Mirror Ball Trophy

Over $33,000.00 was raised at the event, which was attended by a record 510 people.  Chuck and Stephanie won both the Mirror Ball Trophy (for most money raised) and the Judges Cup (for the couple that “tickled the judges fancy” the most).  This was the first time in the 3 year history of Dancing with the Stars of Branson that a couple has won in both categories.

See video below!  The show is expected to air on the Vacation Channel in a couple of weeks.  Stay tuned for times!

See the video below!!  Congratulations Chuck!  We are so proud to have you on the Hollywood Wax Museum Team!

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