PIQUA — Fred and Lynn Labs are one of five dancing couples competing in the 2022 Dancing with the Piqua Stars.
The annual dance competition and fundraiser for the Piqua Arts Council will take place Saturday, April 23, at Romer’s Catering in Piqua. There will be a dessert matinee at 1 p.m. and a dinner performance at 6 p.m. Craig and Nancy will be competing against four other couples in stride to win the Mirror Ball Trophy, all while supporting the arts in their community.
Now a retired pharmacist, Fred has spent almost 25 years working at Kroger, managing the Piqua Kroger Pharmacy for many of those years. He and his wife, Lynn, have been married for 40 years. Together they have two daughters, both graduates of Piqua High School. In addition to caring for their two dogs, six tropical birds, a green iguana, a horse, and other pets added without notice, Fred is interested in preserving native ecosystems, and is currently working on reconstructing his yard in native plantings. Fred claims that his wife demanded he participates in this year’s Dancing with the Piqua Stars, but truly believes in supporting the arts.
Lynn is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and recently retired from a 12-year pastorate at the Nashville United Church of Christ near West Milton. She and her husband have two daughters, five grandchildren, and an abundance of pets. In addition to her many degrees including a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology, Lynn also participated in many community activities. Her hobbies include reading nonfiction, walking daily, traveling and enjoying and conserving nature.
“Jordan snookered me in (to participating in Dancing with the Piqua Stars). Still not sure how he did that,” Lynn said.
To vote for Fred and Lynn Labs or support other dancers, visit www.PiquaArtsCouncil.org/dancing. Tickets are available for purchase on the Piqua Art Council’s website, as well as at Readmore’s Hallmark in Piqua, or the Piqua Arts Council office at 427 N. Main St. in Piqua. Matinee tickets are $10 each and Dinner tickets are $30 each.