Monday, April 27, 2015

The Winery at Versailles supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Executive Director Jennifer Bruns receiving a check from the fundraiser event from The Versailles Winery staff Carlena Pool.
The Versailles Winery located on State Route 47 in Versailles hosted their annual fund-raising for charity event called the Adult Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm with proceeds from the tickets sales and live auction items benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County and non-perishable canned food donations to Grace Resurrection food pantries.

The Versailles Winery has been a “Big” supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters in the past by donating gift items for their fundraiser events. “We are very excited and honored that they chose the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County as the charity for this event. The event was well organized and loads of fun” reports Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director, Jennifer Bruns. There were many wonderful business that gave generously for the event that include: RBK Enterprise LLC from Wapakoneta, Leslie Jones, Designfully Yours Debbie, Hannah’s Garden Center, Hittle’s Pontiac, Splash N Dash, Herron’s Herb Shoppe, Merle Norman, Maria Heitkamp, Theresa Nelson, BG’s, Tully’s Gastro Pub, Stillwater Golf Course, Kitchen Aide Experience, McBo’s, Hothead Burrito, Napa of Versailles, Jessica Francis, The Bread Of Life Store, Kaup Pharmacy, Kristi Kirnich, Lowes, Second National Bank, Greenville AutoZone, Rightway Foods, Wicked Pony Designs, Natures Reflections, Dave Knapp Ford, The Inn at Versailles, Winner’s Meats, and The Winery at Versailles.

Locally, the two county agency served 498 children in Shelby and Darke County through its community-based and High School mentoring programs in 2014. At this time the agency has 13 children on a waiting list in need of a volunteer mentor. The wonderful donation from this fund raising event will not only bring dollars to the local agency, but awareness of the need for volunteers as well as the services the programs offer “at risk” youth in our community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters holds after-school programs at seven elementary schools in Shelby & Darke County, in which high school “Buddies” are matched with elementary students. Thanks to generous donations like that from The Versailles Winery matches in the two county area continue to grow and continue to enrich children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, a United Way supported agency, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children reach their full potential, which we do matching children with volunteers to develop and nurture quality relationships. The relationship is meant to guide each child towards becoming a confident, competent, and caring individual. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may call the office at 937 -492-7611, 937-547-9622 or log on to the agency website at

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