The Big Celebration, a benefit for the children of Kosciusko County, is an extraordinary evening featuring a plated dinner, silent auction, fashion show, the Charles D. Smith Award, and a grand prize giveaway!

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This event helps to raise awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, recruit volunteers to mentor children, and provide funding to expand the existing programs—all for Kosciusko County! We have BIG Plans to make a BIG Impact in the lives of our children and the communities we live in, BUT WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider joining us to DEFEND POTENTIAL TODAY! 

While there is no fee to attend, we hope you are inspired to make a monetary gift of $75 or more. Your participation will ensure bigger and brighter futures for children living in Kosciusko County.


The Charles D. Smith Award was established in 2015 and recognizes an individual or individuals who demonstrate passionate volunteerism, strong community leadership and a lifelong commitment to serving others.  Terry and Sherri Milton are best known for their hearts of servitude, generosity, and quiet impact. For the last 20 years, both have been major advocates, donors, mentors and advisors - helping to advance the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters in many ways. Terry and Sherri were instrumental in regaining a foothold in the county, allowing us to serve many more children with mentors in the area. Terry & Sherri are true champions for children and defend their potential by volunteering as Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Their efforts have created long-lasting impact. It is with great honor that Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate the many achievements of Terry & Sherri Milton with the 2021 Charles D. Smith Award.
The 2022 Big Celebration is proudly sponsored by: