Decatur Woman Named 2016 Illinois Big Sister of the Year

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Decatur - A Decatur woman is named the 2016 Illinoiss Big Sister of the year. 

Gretchen Karcher, an ADM employee, volunteers as a Big Sister in the Macon County Community-Based Mentoring Program. 

"Her dedication and commitment to her little stood out among volunteers across the state," say organizers from Big Brother Big Sister of Central Illinoi. 

Karcher was matched with her Little Sister, Brianna, in 2012. The match began as Site-Base Match, meeting at Brianna's school, and then transitioned to a Community-Based Program in 2015. 

Brianna says " I love my Big Sister so much. She is the best thing that ever happened to me. She is the best, and I lover her with all my heart!"

The Illinois Big Sister of the Year is awarded annually to a Big Sister who volunteers with one of the 13 Big Brothers Big Sisters Agencies in Illinois. 

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