Big Brother Big Sisters of Zanesville is gearing up for one of the agency’s largest yearly fundraisers.
The Buckeye Pep Rally, typically rakes in several thousand dollars. There will be a silent and live auction with items that have been donated from the area individuals and businesses.
" We also have a ten thousand dollar giveaway, that people can buy tickets for, a hundred dollars a piece, they can also join in with friends, to split the cost of that, but they do not have to be present to win," said Development Coordinator for Big Brother Big Sisters, Kali Burkhart.
Some other big ticket items are four vacation packages, two to Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head and another to Florida which includes passes to the Disney World and a gift card from Southwest Airlines. Burkhart said the night is fun-filled but a necessity for the non profit organization .
"It is extremely important for us to be able to provide our services to the local community, last year we served 600 children in Muskingum, Guernsey, Morgan and Noble counties and so this event means a lot to us."
The pep rally will be on November 22nd, the weekend before the buckeyes battle arch rival Michigan wolverines, at Eaglesticks from 6 to 11. Tickets are 25 dollars and thirty five at the door. Call Big Brother Big Sisters for tickets and information at 740-453-7300.