Meet our 2021 Stars


Jan 21


We are thrilled to announce our 11th Annual Dancing With The ARK’s Stars celebrity dancers. We cannot thank this group enough for their support and participation this year. We are incredibly grateful to welcome back Mary Blunt, Dorchester County Probate Judge as our 2021 Mirror Ball Sponsor. This will be Mary and Sam’s 10th year supporting this event. Thank you both for your continued support and generosity for The ARK’s mission.

Meet the celebrities (L to R): Rita May Ranck, Jamie Touchberry, Frankie Staropoli, Arthur DeHay, Jessa Carter and James Weaver [Not pictured professional dancers: Georgia Schrubbe, David Roland, Michael Hogarth and Debbie Housand]

Jessa Carter
Realtor, The Coastal Connections Real Estate Team

Arthur Dehay
Sales and Operations, Murray Sand Company Inc

Rita May Ranck
Nurse Consultant, Caregivers Unlimited, LLC

Frankie Staropoli
State Sales Finance Manager, Republic National Distributing Company

Jamie Touchberry
Accountability + Mindset Coach, Thee Little Bird

James Weaver 
Campus President, ECPI University and
Company Commander, South Carolina Army National Guard

In-Person Tickets are LIVE! Purchase your all inclusive ticket today! year our Silent Auction will be going mobile. As we get closer to May, we will be sending you directions and information to set up your bidder profile after your purchase your tickets. In the meantime, we would love for you to spread the word about The ARK’s services and upcoming event.

If you would like to book a room at Hilton Garden Inn/ Homewood Suites, click here or call the hotel directly at (843) 832-1304 and use group code DWA. We are thrilled to be hosting an in person fundraiser! For your safety and others, there will be some special guidelines during the event. We appreciate your support and cooperation during this unusual time.

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