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The Lauren Corporation and Big Brothers Big Sisters…A Perfect Match

By Floyd Miller



Hamburgers. Games. Exotic Birds. The perfect recipe for a summer celebration!A group of 50 Bigs and Littles celebrated summer with more than 50 Lauren Corporation employees on Thursday, June 12th. {{more}}The Lauren employees made Bigs and Littles feel like VIPs. They served hamburgers, hot dogs, fish and chicken fresh off the grill. The matches played games like volleyball and croquet and toured an area full of exotic birds. Several Littles had an opportunity to hold a baby peacock. The evening was full of sunshine and brightly painted faces. “I really enjoyed being outside with my Big Sister and being with other kids. Everyone with Lauren was so nice to us…they smiled at us a lot,” said Nikki, a Little Sister for almost two years. “The most exciting part for me was the exotic birds exhibit. The Lauren employees took a lot of time to explain the differences between the birds and the kids just loved it. Also, I had an opportunity to connect with Bigs I already knew and I also met Bigs who share my love for kids and community service,” explains Jessica Owens, Big Sister for almost one year. In 2008, Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Lauren Corporation formed a powerful partnership focused on serving children in the Abilene community. Lauren has partnered with BBBS by encouraging employees to serve as mentors and by hosting match events for the BBBS organization.For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact Jamie Bearden at or 325-674-3113.

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