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Big Brothers Big Sisters dinner held

January 29, 2014

Photo by Jim Meyer – Destiny Peters (right),10, enjoys Tuesday night's dinner and presentation with her Big Sister Kathie Muth of Ridgway.

In honor of National Mentor Month, the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Jefferson, Elk and McKean County held a buffet dinner and presentation on Tuesday at Aiello's Cafe in Ridgway.
Following a dinner of roast beef, chicken and stuffed shells, Sara Sutter and Heidi Stahlnecker gave a presentation on the success stories of BBBS in the surrounding area.
"We are an evidence-based program," Stahlnecker said. "Long-term research studies have confirmed that after spending just one year in the BBBS program, children are less likely to use illegal drugs or to engage in fighting or anti-social behavior."

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