Big fun at Fall Fest

Little Sister gets spider face paint, while Big Sister opted for the cat look.

Little Sister gets spider face paint, while Big Sister opted for the cat look.

Fall is a time when friends get together and fun memories are made. For us here in Austin, it means the temperatures finally dip below 90 degrees and it’s time to go outside!

This year’s Fall Fest was a huge success, with dozens of matches coming out to enjoy the festivities and the cooler temperatures. The day started with rain, but a little downpour won’t stop costumed kids from going out for candy-filled goodie bags!

Littles were skipping up the driveway to the BBBS office – some of them dancing to the outdoor music – all of them eagerly joining in on a bean bag toss, or building their very own scarecrow, or getting their faces painted by event volunteers.

Some oldschool festival favorites like the cake walk were also modernized, as Littles got to participate in a “cupcake” walk. Matches also made crafts, created their own costumes and played balloon games with their Bigs. By the looks of the crowd – the grownups were having just as much fun as the kids!

Thanks to everyone who makes this event possible, and to all the matches who joined us this year. What about you — were you at Fall Fest? What’s your favorite thing about Fall?

Little Sister and Big Sisters making glittery crafts!

Little Sister and Big Sister making glittery crafts!

2 thoughts on “Big fun at Fall Fest

  1. I really do love the Big Brothers Big Sisters program my kids have been in the program for the last 4 yrs and its a wonderful program the thing i dont agree with is wen Bigs move or leave the program it takes forever for them to gt rematched also i dont agree with a Big being able to just stop mentoring a child without notification and then the child is left with no big at all. I hve 3 kids in the program 1 who is no longer in it bcuz wen he does gt matched he will be to old for a match and another child whose Big just stopped contacting us. I also was not informed about the fall fest wich my kids didnt get to attend but other than that its a great program for kids

    • Jennifer, thanks for your feedback! We’d love to talk with you and get some more information. Your Match Support Specialist will be following up directly. Thank you again for your feedback and we’ll be in touch soon!

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