LORAIN — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County is throwing a party to celebrate 15 years of providing professionally supported one-to-one relationships between young people and adult mentors.
And, appropriately, the party gifts will go to the children of Lorain County.
Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Back-2-School Ice Cream Luau 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 West River Road, Elyria.
Participants will be able to create their own sundae with ice cream provided by Tofts, Baskin and Robbins, Friendly’s and Petrucci’s Ice Cream.
Other sponsors are White House Springs, Giant Eagle Convenient Express, Pump-It Up, Eat N’ Park, Lorain VFW, Amherst Eagles, Avon Automotive Specialties, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Elyria Home Depot, Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will, Lorain County Community College, Beta Sigma Phi, Domestic Relations Judge Debra Boros and Arby’s.
“Our community partnerships mean a lot to our organization and to all of the children who will be impacted by their wonderful contributions,” said Lise Day, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Their investment brings hope to the life of each child we serve.”
In addition to creating their own ice cream sundae, there will be games and a raffle featuring items such as an autographed Manny Ramirez photo, Jet Express tickets to Put-In-Bay, Kennywood tickets and more.
The organization is still in need of basic school supplies to fill the backpacks. To donate notebooks, pencils, crayons and other school supplies, visit any of the Arby’s locations in Sheffield or North Ridgeville, or the Big Brothers Big Sisters offices at 1917 North Ridge Road, Lorain.
Tickets are $5 per person, and free sundaes will be given to individuals who enroll as a “Big” or “Little” in the program. To purchase tickets call (440) 277-654 Ext. 31 or visit www.bigloraincounty.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor and volunteer supported organization helping to improve children’s odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol and breaking negative cycles.
Contact Tracie Dakters at 329-7155 or email@example.com.