Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton hosted another hilariously successful fundraiser, their Night of Laughs dueling pianos event, Friday, March 27 at Gil’s Restaurant and Ballroom.

Clinton-area residents stepped up their game this year and helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton raise thousands of dollars towards their one-on-one youth mentoring programs. Attendees at this year’s fundraiser had a ball requesting and singing along to their favorite hits belted out by the Midwest Dueling Pianos and bidding on great silent auction prizes. 

It’s the great generosity of Clinton area businesses and residents that enable us to continue to provide our outcome based youth-mentoring programs to Clinton County and Fulton, Illinois, youth facing adversity. Without their generosity we wouldn’t be able to provide support needed to help children succeed in life.

On behalf of the staff, Board of Directors and the families we serve, we would like to thank:

n Gil’s Restaurant and Ballroom for putting together a wonderful appetizer spread, great customer service and allowing us the use of the ballroom.

n Toyota, ADM, Ashford University, Clinton National Bank, Citizens First Bank, Holiday Inn Express, LyondellBasell and Sethness Products for their contributions to our fundraiser. Their continued support shows how involved they are in the community and their dedication to our mission.

n All the area businesses that contributed items to our silent auction.

n And of course all those who attended the fundraiser.

We at Big Brothers Big Sisters are always looking for children ages 5-17 who could benefit from having an adult mentor in their lives. We also welcome adults and couples, 18 and over, who would like to have the life-changing experience of mentoring a young adult. Mentoring has been proven to help a child with life issues overcome obstacles and improve the odds they will graduate from high school.

Kellie Hillis,

Executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clinton

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