Big Brothers Big Sisters had a celebration this evening to honor many wonderful volunteers in the program.
The annual awards ceremony recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in their roles as big brothers or sisters in the past year. It also gives the donors an opportunity to listen to the inspiring stories.
"We actually have a huge line up of Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers so the selection is pretty tough and we wish we could give out an award to every body,” said Executive Director Mollie Crooks. “And really in our minds everybody is a winner, because everyone of these folks here tonight, have in some way inspired children and helped to change childrens lives. "
This year’s Big Sister of the Year award was given to Susan Howard because of the wonderful bond and relationship she has built with her little sister over the past four and half years.
"Oh it’s such a honor," Howard said. "Really, really great honor, but Kylie is the one that has made it special."
Little sister, Kylie says Susan is her best friend and isn’t surprised she received the prestigious award.
"Well she is just amazing,” Kylie said. “She has always been there for me, if anybody deserves it I think she does."
After a buffet dinner and the ceremony, guests enjoyed African Safari themed entertainment.