Event Provides Backpacks

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The Decatur Park District has teamed up, for the first time, with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Illinois to help children get ready to go back to school in a couple of weeks. Children apart of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters were able to play a free game at Paul's Puttin Place Sunday afternoon. The kids also received a backpack. A drawing was held, and the winner got additional school supplies to fill up the backpack. All children were welcome to the Pack Your Backpack event. About one-hundred children were expected to participate. The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Illinois plan on partnering next year with the Decatur Park District to help young students prepare for school. 

Community-based case managers of Big Brothers, Big Sisters say volunteers are always needed. In fact, nearly 65 to 70 kids are on the wait list. If you're interested in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Illinois, visit their website at www.bbbscil.org

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