In October, right around the time of the Pumpkin Festival in Franklin County, our Bigs and Littles gather at the Franklin County office to carve pumpkins, which this year were generously donated by Patterson Farm. Safe to say, fun was had by all!
Red Sox Mentoring Night
Thursday May 29, 2014
Our very own Big Brother Andy & Little Brother Joe threw out the first pitch at the 2014 Red Sox Mentoring Night. Many of our matches enjoyed a memorable evening at Fenway Park, thanks to Mass Mentoring Partnership and the Boston Red Sox!
Our next trivia night will be Saturday, January 24, 2015!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Trivia Nights in 2014.
300 people on 40 teams battled it out through 100 questions. With everyone's generosity we raised $3,800 to support our youth mentoring programs, and we all had a great time. Special thank you to Ericka Almeida for organizing, and to our guest callers Kevin from Bear County 95.3, Representative Paul Mark and to his wife, Cassandra, who helped tally scores.
Thank you to The Recorder, St Kaz, WHAI/Bear Country Radio, St. Stan’s, The United Way of Franklin County, the Second Congregational Church, all the bakers and Kathy who saved the day with the sound system!
Youth Mentoring Day at the State House
On Thursday January 23rd, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County's Executive Director Danielle Letourneau-Therrien and Program Services Supervisor, Jessie Cooley went to the State House in support of Youth Mentoring Day. Mentoring Organizations from Massachusetts meet with legislators to discuss their programs and the impact they have in our communities.
Big Sister Genie, Big Brother Brian, and Little Sister Danielle talk about their match and what it is like to be involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County.
Franklin County Fair Parade
On September 5, 2013 staff and matches marched in the Franklin County Fair Parade.
In spring 2013 we participated in two local parades, the first was at River Rat Day in Athol, MA on April 13, and at the second we won "Best Use of Theme" award for the Franklin County Spring Parade in Turners Falls on April 20.
Here is Executive Director Dani Letourneau-Therrien's post about our parade outreach on Mass Mentoring Partnership's blog.
45th Anniversary Celebration
On Friday, March 15, 2013 we joined friends at the Greenfield Community College Dining Commons to celebrate our agency's 45th year.
Board Chair Laurel Guy gave a history of the agency and Executive Director Dani Letourneau-Therrien spoke about the future. The staff and current "Bigs" were recognized and the agency received citations from the State Congressional Delegation in Boston. Thank you to Senator Stan Rosenberg, State Representative Stephen Kulik for the citations, as well as State Representatives Paul Mark and State Representative Denise Andrews who presented at the festivities.