By GRENDA ERNST | FOR THE ATASCADERO NEWS

ATASCADERO — Every year, Marcy Eberle creates a theme for herself, which describes and guides her path as the year unfolds. Her theme for 2020 is “Set The Stage,” an appropriate motif as Marcy steps on stage as a Community Star representing Artistry In Motion, in Dancing with Our Stars (DWOS) 2020.  Marcy is not a newcomer to dancing or the stage. She began dancing at age 3 and continued with lessons and performances into her early twenties, dancing mostly with Pat Jackson’s American Dance. She was on stage, or more accurately, on camera, as a KSBY TV morning news anchor and KCOY evening news anchor in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Her preparation for these impressive assignments includes recognition as Broadcast Student of the Year at Cuesta College and Liberal Arts Student of the Year at Cal Poly.  

Marcy’s weekly KSBY program, Roots of the Vine, introduced her to Eberle Winery and its owner, Gary Eberle. Marcy transitioned from television to head the winery’s public relations program and eventually, to marry Gary and become involved in the entire operation of the winery. Gary is a towering figure in San Luis Obispo county’s wine industry, with many local and national awards for his achievements in his field, including Wine Maker of the Year and Winery of the Year (twice). In addition to winery activities – cruises, tours, dinners, all revolving around Eberle wines – competent and gregarious Marcy is a director of the Paso Robles Rotary Club and has organized the Club’s Winemaker’s Cookoff, which has raised thousands of dollars for local scholarships.  

Marcy is a fifth-generation Californian, whose family settled in the area in 1876. She has two daughters, Katie and Holly, and recently welcomed a grandson to her family. She loves to garden, cook and entertain and taught herself to play the guitar last year. We agree with her comment that “it’s great to see a community come together – which is the nature of the Central Coast and the North County”  She is looking forward to her turn as a Community Star: “It sounds like so much fun, for a good cause!”

Marcy’s choreographer and partner is Bob Woodard, Co-Owner/Artistic Director of Artistry in Motion in Paso Robles. He created dances for DWOS vignettes in 2018 and 2019 and returns this year to work with a Community Star. His dancing career began with the Oakland Ballet, and after moving to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, he continued his dance training at Pat Jackson’s American Dance. He went on to a successful career as a dancer and choreographer, achieving national recognition in many mediums, including television, stage shows, commercials and beauty pageant choreography. His resume includes work with Ellen DeGeneres, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Andy Williams, Barry Manilow, Gloria Estefan and others, and his choreography has been seen in commercials for well-known companies such as 7-Up, Lexus and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Bob is an award-winning master of both artistry and technique.

Atascadero’s Dancing with our Stars will be held March 26, 27 and 28th at the Pavilion on the Lake. Theme- Prime Time Atascadero: Season 11, Directed by- Molly Comin. Opolo Vineyards is the exclusive wine sponsor. Catered buffet dinner by Pacific Harvest Catering. Tickets go on sale January 20th through Eventbrite.com. No ticket sales at the door. Event sponsors receive best seats prior to public ticket sale. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Event Producer Jeannie Malik- Jeannie@gregmalikregroup.com Interested in donating a silent auction item? Contact Cynthia Moyer- cdmsierra@gmail.com Tickets will sell out! Don’t delay securing your seats for this popular community event supporting 7 local non-profit organizations. 

2020 Sponsors 

as of Dec. 15, 2019

 ($1,000 and above) 

Diamond Sponsors  $10,000 

Opolo Vineyards

Mary Bianco- The Moca Foundation

Platinum Sponsors  $5,000

Vicky Morse

Mechanics Bank

Julie C. Fallon, M.D. 

John & Yvonne Webster

The Zappas Family- La Plaza

El Camino Veterinary Hospital

Mike and Lori Bickel- B Loved

Colony Magazine/Atascadero News 

Emerald Sponsors   $3,500

Jean & Joe Kuntze

Don & Janey Giessinger

Gold + Sponsors  $2,500

Grigger & Alice Jones

Gold Sponsors  $2,000

Malik Real Estate Group

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

Silver Sponsors  $1,000

Sue Hayes

Twist + Co

Lube N Go

777 Auction

Dr. Sciortino

DJ Joy Bonner  

Wallace Group

Castoro Cellars

Bloom N’ Grow    

IDLERS HOME

Highlight Media

Poole & Shaffery

Got You Covered

Bill Gaines Audio 

Bill & Grenda Ernst 

Eric & Carol Gobler

Ron & Judy Simons

Kim Croft-Compass 

STL Orthopedics Ltd. 

The Real Estate Book 

Central Coast Brewing  

Coast Hills Credit Union

Glenn’s Repair and Rental

Rotary Club of Atascadero

Cheryl Strahl Photography  

Music Editor Brian Reeves 

Gary Spinelli-Hunter Ranch

Native Landscape Creations

Rob Garcia Wealth Management

Debbie Arnold- SLO County Supervisor

John Peschong-SLO County Supervisor

On the Wall Galaxy Theatre Advertising 

Stan & Mary Sherwin- K.Jons Diamonds & Gems

Getting through this together, Atascadero