Our 2017 Holiday Party – Snow Much Fun
It truly is the most wonderful
time of the year! On Sunday, December 10th, Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Central Texas held its annual Holiday Party. This merry celebration welcomed
over 300 Bigs, Littles and staff members to the Texas Museum of Science and
Technology (TxMOST) where matches came together to enjoy the holiday season.
It was an afternoon filled with
classic games, educational experiments, and engaging museum tours. From playing
Connect Four to touring the museum and visiting the Planetarium, Bigs and
Littles enjoyed yummy snacks as they bonded over countless activities. They
snapped silly photos at the photo booth and learned how to create circuits with
the help of LEDs and playdough.
One of the most popular
attractions was the toy booth. Our Littles’ eyes gleamed with joy as they saw the
abundance of toys! Their faces lit up when they were told they could chose a
gift to take home.
“This Holiday Party is very
special to us and it keeps growing year after year!” said Brent Fields, CEO of
Big Brothers Big Sisters. “It is awesome to see the museum filled with matches
bonding with each other. This is a great opportunity for us to connect with
matches, and with one another.”
This is the second year BBBS has
held this event at the Texas Museum of Science and Technology and our matches
were in for a treat! Attendees were able to experience the Leonardo da Vinci:
Machines in Motion exhibit. The exhibit features over 40 interactive pieces of
Leonardo da Vinci’s designs and the kids loved it! They experimented with the
impressive recreations as they learned more about Leonardo’s career.
“Everyone has a great time,”
said Adriana Adams, BBBS customer relations supervisor. “A lot of the matches
come every year and look forward to seeing their friends. And we look forward
to seeing them too!”
This special event would not
have been possible without the help and participation of our sponsors and
donors. A huge thank you to the Texas Museum of Science & Technology,
AECOM, RSM, General Motors, Alpha Phi Alpha, MyEventIsTheBomb, ADP, Young Men’s
Service League, Junior League of Austin, National Society of Black Engineers,
and Hapi Drinks.
Thank you for creating holiday
magic and lasting memories for the children, families and volunteers we serve.
See our Flickr album of photos
from the event here
See photo booth photos here