Bob and Taryn Demo their FoxTrot to an Encompass Committee

Bob Warpinski Jr. has been on the Encompass “Big Event for Little Kids” committee for 18 years.  Last week, he surprised the committee members by performing one of the dances that will be featured at Dancing with the Stars for the American Red Cross fundraiser.  Bob and his dance partner Taryn Oleson performed their Foxtrot to Moondance to tumultuous applause from the Encompass group.  “It was fun,” Bob says, “and, we still have a month to practice before Dancing with the Stars on February 18.”

You can vote for Bob (or any of our 2012 Stars) at

More about the Big Event for Little Kids:

When: Saturday, April 14
Time: 9am – 4pm
Place: ShopKo Hall

Tickets Costs: Children under 1 are free.  children 1-2 are $2.00 ($1.00 in advance), Children 2 and over and adults are $8.00 ($7 in advance).  Find out more at or by calling 469-1236.

The Big Event is a magical, fun-filled educational fundraiser geared to children age 10 and under and their families.  The Big Event is a community-wide project that includes costumed characters, stage entertainment, creative arts projects, hands-on science and health activities, nature, vehicles, kid-friendly food, stuffed animals, books, and much, much more.

The Big Event is in its 24th year and is a major fundraiser for Encompass.  Encompass is a not-for-profit organization providing care for children and support for families.

Originally established in 1919, Encompass operates seven licensed child care facilities in Green Bay and De Pere. We thank Encompass for their support of Bob and our local American Red Cross!