BBBS’ Dacey speaks to Tryon Kiwanis Club

Published 12:09 pm Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pictured are Steve Cobb, Big Brother Ernie Giannini, Karen Dacey and Big Sister Lynn Montgomery. A children’s book will be donated to a local school in Dacey’s honor. (photo submitted)

Karen Dacey, program coordinator of Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) of Polk County spoke to the Tryon Kiwanis Club recently about the history of BBBS and the current state of the organization locally.

BBBS is having its major fundraiser, “Bowl for Kids’ Sake,” on Feb. 26. Bigs and their Littles, as well as many other volunteers, will make up bowling teams, solicit donations and enjoy bowling at Tarheel Lanes in Hendersonville. The event includes bowling together, prizes, pizza and team pictures.

The Tryon Kiwanis Club, one of many organizations that supports BBBS, will have two teams this year. Several members of the club are “Bigs.” If you would like to donate to a Kiwanis team, contact Steve Cobb, club president, at Owens Pharmacy, or mail a donation to Tryon Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 263, Tryon, N.C. 28782.

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If you would like to volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister, or if you know of a child who would benefit from a match, contact Karen Dacey at 828-859-9230 or visit