It's a night of family entertainment with performers using their "gifts" to entertain the audience and raise financial support for families and friends that are in need in our community.

It's the Big Gifted Give at the Chenango Valley High School Auditorium on Saturday, February 8th from 6 to 9 p.m. There is entertainment, food, and raffle baskets with 100% of all proceeds going back to the community.

The Dance Connection began this event in 2006 and this year the Big Gifted Give goes to the CV Warrior Fund/Families in Need. This program provides support to families in the CV community all year long. It's given in the way of food, clothing, emergency needs, etc.

My daughter, Tara, and her dance class from Dance Connection along with many more acts and entertainers will be participating. I've been asked if I'll be giving my gift of singing "Elvira" this year.

That's almost like getting fruitcake for Christmas...You'll take it but you don't want it. As the saying goes, "Wait til next year" when they can turn me down again.

As I mentioned earlier, they'll have raffle baskets. That's Tara's favorite part of any event and it is a HUGE part of this event's success. Want to donate a basket or two? Go here to find out how you can help.

This is what the Dance Connection believes: "Whenever we reach out to help anyone in need, we are all blessed. Thank you for being that blessing" and I believe it too. Don't miss an evening of family entertainment that helps families in the Southern Tier.

The cost of admission is a monetary or food donation, so there's no reason to miss this awesome event. Tara and I can't wait to see you on Saturday, February 8th.

[via Big Gifted Give/Dance Connection]