Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota, is an amazing group of dedicated staff and volunteers, who make it their mission to mentor children in the area. They match adults (bigs) with children (littles) between the ages of 5 and 14. The impact on a child's life to have another adult to mentor and cheer them on is invaluable.

Coming up is your chance to be a Big For Day. You can join BBBS on July 31st, from 5:30-6:30 pm to be matched with a child on their wait-list. There will be lawn games and crafts, right there at the BBBS Green Space in the West Hills Complex in Owatonna. You can learn more about the program, and spend time with a waiting child, perhaps even decide to sign up to be a Big. They ask that those who are interested in volunteering their time be 18+.

On July 25th, at F-Town Brewing Company, there will be free beer sampling, at the Big Brews event, from 5:30-6:30 pm. You can try some locally brewed beer, and get connected and raise awareness for BBBS.

If the Big Brews isn't enough, you can also join BBBS for their Big Night Out, at Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm, in Waseca. There will be live music by Hootenanny Annies, wood-fire pizza, and F-Town beer. That will be Monday, August 6th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Tickets for this event are $25/person in advance or $30 at the door. Call 507-451-5922 for more information.

Several chances to get involved, and make new connections.

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