Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts Fall Festival

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts Fall Festival

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It was a day of fun and networking for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley.

Their first fall festival kicked off at the Frank Chester Recreation Center on Saturday.

There was several events like a friendly game of tug of war and a bouncy house.

The organization says this event was also an effort to help 90 kids get a mentor who are on the waiting list.

"I'm passionate about this because it keeps them engaged and keeps their hopes up for finding a Big Brother or Big Sister and that's what it's all about," said Jeremy Ackles with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

"Our organization brought about 20 Air Force member from Fort Benning out here today and their families as well to partner with the BBBS and a few other social programs for youth's in area," added Kevin Laliberte with the Air Force Sergeants Association.

After the fall festival, kids were able to participate in a truck or treat.

If you would like to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit their official website at this link.

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