Take off those ski boots, hang up your ski poles, and dance into the sunlight! The Annual Spring Gala is once again coming to Birch Hill.

The Gala will be held at the Birch Hill Cross-Country Ski Center on Saturday, April 27 starting at 6 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Day/Nite band, and the floor will be open for dancing. There will be a complimentary taco bar. Beer/wine will be available at the bar for a donation.

A silent auction will be held throughout the evening, and a dessert auction just adds to the fun. The silent auction has many items. Some are ski-related, but many are not. All proceeds of the event go to FXC, the junior race-training program of the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks.

Tickets are $20. They can be purchased at the door, from an FXC skier, or online.

Organizers are still accepting donations for the silent auction. If you have any items or services you would like to donate for this great cause, please contact Jen Delamere (fxcski@gmail.com).

The Gala is a spring social put on by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks.  It celebrates the end of a successful season of cross-country skiing in Fairbanks and raises money for a great cause. While FXC is a race-training program, it’s about more than racing. The program’s young athletes benefit from a variety of experiences including goal setting, confidence building, and learning to live healthy lives. To make FXC available to many families, tuition rates are kept as low as possible through fundraising efforts such as the Spring Gala.