Barnyard benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Utah

ST. GEORGE – Currently there are 39 children on a waiting list in Washington County. It is a waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister.

It takes an annual cost of $700 to match a child to a potential Big Brothers or Big Sisters, said Ally Nettl, the director of operations for Stable Environmental Equine Therapy.

To help get the children off the waiting list, Stable Environment and the Cox Family Farm are hosting the Great Big Barn Party to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Nettl said.

There will be an array of activities for the entire family, including: hand-painting on horses, face painting, a petting zoo, live music, an array of contests and prizes, and live frog races.

Each activity will cost a dollar per person.

In addition to raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nettl said that multiple booths at the event will focus on combating chemical addictions.

The Great Big Barn Party will be held at the Cox Family Farm at 900 E. Riverside Dr. on Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For additional information, call 435-680-2726.

Big Brothers Big Sisters was founded in New York City in 1904 with the purpose of changing the lives of young people for the better through positive mentoring. The program has chapters in each state and 12 countries.

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