The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization had a lot to celebrate on September 28th… 50 years worth of celebrations, in fact. The nonprofit honored its 50 year history in the Manitowoc community last month by sharing stories from the past and unveiling a new national marketing plan for the future. Bigs, Littles, Board Members, staff, and community members gathered with full hearts at Lincoln Park to share what the organization has meant to them. A highlight of the night was hearing two former Bigs, Kathy Schuette and Sharie Roekle, talk about their time as Bigs and the impact the relationships with their littles has had on their lives. “Little Brother” Dustin, now a high school senior, also spoke with the crowd about how special his relationship with Kathy and her husband J.J. has been- so meaningful in fact, that he ended up moving in with them. The relationships that BBBS has helped foster is inspiring, and many left with tears in their eyes after hearing these stories. Executive Director Joel Evenson addressed the crowd to thank his staff and board members, and most importantly, the community for its continuous support. Be sure to check out the Manitowoc County BBBS website and Facebook page for ways to get involved with the organization and empower potential.