Tower going purple for Big Brother Big Sister

Councillor John Maloney put his best foot forward in purple Monday night along with Gail Logan, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, Angie Beaupre and Sarah Dingwall. Photo credit: Sally Smith.
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Sally Smith
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

Purple was the colour of the night at Smiths Falls council meeting Sept. 17. Mayor Shawn Pankow declared September as Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) month, noting as well that the water tower would glow purple this week to commemorate the declaration.

He added that “evidence-based research shows that every dollar invested in BBBS of Lanark County is returned to society as $18.”

The organization is always looking for volunteers. When volunteers work with kids they are “less likely to bully, do better at school and have a healthy, positive outlook on life.”

Gail Logan, Executive Director, present Monday night for the declaration, said this month BBBS will push finding volunteers to mentor kids; and she thanked the Town for its ongoing support, both moral and financial.