Get to know Tonya Toonen

I have  decided to volunteer for the “Dancing With Our Stars” fundraiser because I feel that the Red Cross provides valuable services to our community.  I have seen the Red Cross volunteers in action during my brother-in-law’s house fire and the tragic loss of firefighter Lieut. Arnie Wolff.  Not only were the volunteers there for the victims, but they were there for the firefighters as well.  Although this is only one of the services that the Red Cross provides, I would like to thank them for their support, and that is why I have volunteered my support in return.
 
My husband is David Toonen and I am the mother of three wonderful and very active children.  So, the majority of my time is spent as a taxi driver and volunteering at school.  I enjoy dancing, but I have never taken any formal ballroom dance lessons.  I currently take a Zumba dance exercise class at the YMCA.  I wonder if that will help me?  It should be fun and interesting.

Tracy Reinhart: Shining on the dance floor and in life

My name is Tracy Reinhart.  I am 43 years old and have lived here most of my life other than my college years!  I am married to Peter and together we have four beautiful children; Chloe 10, Charlie 8, Lily 6 and Zoe 4.  We also have two golden doodles, Jake and Elwood. 

 

We all reside in De Pere.  I own Rummele’s Jewelers of Green Bay and Appleton and aside from graduating with a Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America, I had the privilege of learning from the best in the industry, my father, Charles. Speaking of my dad, I remember at a very early age dancing with him at a variety of parties.  He was so proud to dance with my sister Cathy and me, even though we had the look on our face of “Somebody, please help get us off this dance floor now”!  I wish that he was here to see me dance now, he’d be so proud!

 

Dancing is definitely not one of my strengths, but I have had some fun times making a fool out of my self, some I remember well and some thankfully, I don’t!  A couple of years ago there were several families that traveled to Disney together over Spring break, while the younger kids stayed back at the resort with the older kids, the adults decided to go to downtown Disney.  While the music was playing outside on the street and with a few cocktails in me, I started dancing in the streets.  The next thing I knew, I was in the middle of a circle of strangers dancing like I was the queen of street dancing!  We still laugh about it till this day!

 

I am extremely honored to be a part of “Dancing with the Stars” and the American Red Cross.  The Red Cross has such a valuable impact to everyone not only in this community, but throughout the entire country!  From helping people get back on their feet after a fire or some form of tragedy to saving lives everyday with the gift of blood, The American Red Cross has touched or will touch everyone’s life in one form or another.

 

Don’t forget to VOTE FOR ME !!!

How to vote and buy tickets

To Vote for the dancers: click on www.arclakeland.org  

1.  Click on the BIG green donate button

2.  Enter in the “gift notes” what celebrity you are voting for.

 To Purchases tickets:  click on www.arclakeland.org  

 1. Click on the BIG green donate button

2.   Enter in the “gift notes” tickets for dancing with our stars

Or you can stop by:

  • The American Red Cross, 2131 Deckner Ave, Green Bay
  • DanceSport, 1232 Main St., Green Bay
  • Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St. Green Bay

Or Call Jody or Mauree at 920-468-8535 to inquire about tickets for individuals or corporate tables.