"Little" Kaiden and "Big Brother" Ben at the BBBS pool party in April.
As of Friday, May 6, 2016
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge hosted its annual pool party on Sunday, April 17 at the Hood River Aquatic Center. Approximately 20 program participants — Bigs and Littles from Hood River, Wasco, and Klickitat Counties — attended the event, where they splashed in the pool, swung from the rope swing, and slid down the waterslide. Above, 7-year-old Kaiden and Big Brother Ben enjoy the water. The pair was recently matched in March. BBBS, a program of The Next Door, provides children between the ages of 6 and 14 with one-on-one mentoring relationships with adult volunteers. For more information, contact Justine Ziegler in Hood River and Klickitat Counties at 541-490-9979, or Kateel Muhs in Wasco County at 541-399-0259.