On Saturday, December 10th, Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with Riverside Theatre to bring our families a special holiday event. Big Brothers Big Sisters families were treated to a performance of the play Elf Jr. After the festive and fun performance at the Riverside Children’s Theatre, families enjoyed a tasty dinner. The children then tried out Florida style ice skating, while a bluegrass band played Christmas songs. Riverside Theatre was so gracious, as they provided some holiday cheer by sending home poinsettias with all Big Brothers Big Sisters families. All children went home with a copy of The Littlest Elf book and parents also received a special Christmas gift.
This event was a part of the Family Links to Learning program that seeks to bring families together and provide free hands on learning experiences for all involved. The Family Links to Learning program is made possible by Indian River Community Foundation. Big Brothers Big Sisters parent, Betty D., says, “I just want to tell the donors for this grant that it is worth it. There is so much good that has come out of this program for my family.”