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Dancing with the Big Stars Results

Dancing with the Big Stars (DWTBS) has brought a countless number of people together on Saturday, November 15 to raise money and awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert Counties (BBBS). The first time ever event recruited “stars” including marketing managers, police officers, superintendents, and everyone in between to not only raise money on behalf of BBBS but perform on the dance floor at the Overdrive in front of more than five hundred community members.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Presents Dancing with the BIG Stars

There is no other place to be on Saturday, November 15 than at the Overdrive, located at 3769 U.S. 127, Celina, OH 45822, for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Dancing with the BIG Stars event! This event is based off of the popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. A group of prominent community members from throughout the area will put on their “boogie shoes” and test their newly learned dancing skills with their experienced dance partners. These dancers are putting their heart and soul into dancing and raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties. Each of the celebrity dancers and their experienced dance partners will compete twice on Saturday, November 15 at the Overdrive during an afternoon matinee performance starting at 12:30 p.m. and an evening dinner performance starting at 5:00 p.m.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Tees Off for Youth Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters had a perfect day to host its 19th Annual Golf for Kids’ Sake Event on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Mercer County Elks Golf Course. There were over 80 golfers that participated in the event. This was all made possible with help of several sponsors including the event sponsor Katterhenry Investment Group. The event was also largely sponsored by Thieman Tailgates, The Marsh Foundation, Kohl’s Cares, Jim Christman – Realtor for Coldwell Banker Plus One, TruPointe, and Schwieterman Custom Body Shop. Not only did the golfers have a great time by they also helped to raise over $8,000 for the organization.

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A True Veterans Day Story

Carlos LejFollowing a series of meetings at the Big Brothers Big Sisters national office in Dallas, Carlos Lejnieks, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, was headed back to Newark, N.J. this Veterans Day weekend. Carlos and his fellow passengers were travelling in unique company.

A flight attendant announced that among the passengers on the flight sat five soldiers en route home following a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. They were returning to their families and loved ones. Read more →