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Meet the final three Putnam County dancing stars

Monday, April 4, 2011

Natalie Pritchard
Natalie Pritchard

Natalie Pritchard is the vice president of First National Bank in Greencastle. She is married to Jim Pritchard. They have three kids, MaKenzie, Nicholas and Payton.

Her hobbies include shopping, gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is also a member of Tri Kappa, Putnam County Fair Queen Committee and Greencastle Christian Church.

Pritchard has no dance experience. Asked why she is participating in Dancing with the Putnam County Stars, she said, "Well it wasn't for my dance abilities. I have heard it was a lot of fun, and I can't say no. My husband says I have to put that word in my vocabulary."

She added she hopes to gain grace, poise and rhythm from the experience.

"I know I will make new friendships as there are many new faces to me," Pritchard said. "I also hope not to embarrass myself or my family too much."

Mary Miller
Mary Miller

Mary Miller is the guidance secretary at Cloverdale Middle School. She has been married to husband Bret for 32 years. They have two children, Brandon and wife Megan and Ivy and husband Cory, and six grandchildren, Lillian, Alayna, Branson, Izabella, Nolan and Adryana.

Her hobbies include camping, boating, cooking and spending time with grandkids, family and friends. He has been a junior high youth director, worked with the junior-senior high drama team and coached a junior-senior high creative movement team.

She has no dance experience, but was looking for a challenge.

"I am turning 50 this year and I promised myself that I would challenge myself and try something new," Miller said.

She also said she wants to have fun and meet new people.

"I have always wanted to take dance lessons as an adult," Miller said. "Maybe this will give me the motivation to finally do it."

Brad Hayes
Brad Hayes

Brad Hayes is the principal of Fillmore Elementary School. His hobbies included boating and travel and he is a board member of the Putnam County Community Foundation.

Although he describes his dance experience as "very limited," Hayes simply wanted to help out by taking part in Dancing with the Putnam County Stars.

"As a former board member and president of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission, I felt this was a way that I could continue to help out," Hayes said.

Hayes added that he hopes this is a chance to step out of his comfort zone.

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