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Last Saturday, March 3, 2012 ECHO Lanes in Henderson, KY was buzzing with bowlers from across the tri-state. It was a BIG day for “Littles”, “Bigs”, as well as children and families living right here in our community. There were clowns bowling, the “Village People” strutting, more than fifteen teams from Henderson County Senior High School. Even a team who called themselves the “Presidential Rollers” included Bill & Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and the secret service. The “Bowling Stones” were seen on the lanes complete with big red lips, wigs, sunglasses and guitars. It was a BIG day for a BIG party.
The day-long celebration began at 9am and rolled through 7pm with more than 650 bowlers, hosted by 25-plus volunteers per hour. DJ’s announced a bounty of door prizes during each flight which included overnight stays at a local bed & breakfast and sunset suite at our local winery, air tours over Henderson County, cake-ball bouquets, luxury Colonel fan gift baskets, fruit baskets and much more. Two of our title sponsors; Subway “Eat Fresh” and the United Way of Henderson County bowled with multiple teams during the day. At the center of ECHO Lanes were our newest Big and Little matches bowling together; brothers Frank & Mohammed, Brian & Malik and sisters Becky & Katie and more than 20 other pairs of newly formed brothers and sisters who spent the day on lanes 11, 12 & 13 with giant smiles, exuberant high-fives and contagious laughter! It was a BIG party for Henderson’s newest brothers sisters.
Why all the hoopla? We were raising much-needed funds and awareness for Henderson’s new Big Brothers Big Sisters program which will enable the new satellite office to match some of the more than 50 children facing adversity who are on a waiting list. An organization with proven, positive outcomes which include reducing risky behavior, improved schoolwork and positively impacting a child’s self-worth all through partnered relationships with caring, compassionate, loving adults.
Big Brothers Big Sisters thanks you our community for your financial support, prayers and commitment to the children we serve. Thanks to you our donors, volunteers, friends and family BIG new relationships have begun that will help children and families right here in Henderson for years to come.
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