Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Little Brother, Deecon Grice, Grandson of Becky Dyer of Greenville telling Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas. Big Sister Jessie Hoffman of Versailles with her little Sister, Sophia Price granddaughter of Diana Swartz of Greenville enjoy bowling together at the party.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County held its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 8th at The New Treaty Lanes bowling alley in Greenville. Approximately 35 people, comprised of community volunteer mentors, Littles, BBBS board members and staff, were in attendance this year. After the excitement of bowling, a pizza party was held. Treaty Lanes owner, Bob Brandon donated his facility for this event. Children also enjoyed a game of trivia with prizes being awarded. The festivities concluded with a visit from Santa, who handed out presents to the Littles.

Volunteers were encouraged to bring a prospective volunteer mentor to the party. Those volunteers were then assigned to help an unmatched Little for the afternoon. Five children in Darke County are waiting to be matched with a volunteer mentor.

Currently there are 31 community volunteer mentors and 38 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who volunteer with the school-based Big Buddies Program at Versailles, and Greenville’s Woodland elementary schools.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke county are now busy gearing up fpor The Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser will be held Friday and Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2014, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit United Way member, social service agency. If you would like more information on entering your child in the program or on becoming an active volunteer, please call 492-7611 or 547-9622.

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