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Community reaches out to Big Brothers, sisters

On Dec. 9, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County had a wonderful holiday party for the “Littles,” their “Bigs” and their family members.

We had nearly 200 people attend and were lucky to find a big enough space to accommodate everyone at the First Baptist Church on Ridge Road. We have so many people to thank: starting with First Baptist Church for the beautiful venue for the party, Gold Country Lions Club for helping sponsor the event, SPD Market for allowing us to put up our “Little Wishing Tree” adorned with Littles’ wish lists for the holidays, all the amazing customers of SPD who donated a gift from the wish lists for out Littles, the Nevada County Food and Toy Run for donating gifts to our Littles’ siblings, to all of our wonderful “elves” who wrapped all the gifts, to Caroline’s Coffee Roasters who provided coffee, to the students from Bitney College Prep High School who helped with setup and the serving of snacks, Russ Privitt for taking some great photos and NEO Nevada County for having the talented Hayley Pritchard entertain everyone with her music.

We also had help from several people who have volunteered at the event over the years, namely Jan and Alan Archer, Frank Pfaffinger, and Katherine Dorton. Some of the Bigs and Littles pitched in too! It was a fun time with snacks, games, and music … and then handing out all of the wonderful presents to each child there. The staff worked tirelessly to make this a great event for everyone.

We send everyone a heartfelt thank you along with wishes for a very happy new year!

Dena Valin Executive director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County

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