BBBS of Wichita Co. celebrates 10th anniversary


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – After 10 years, the officials with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wichita County organization is celebrating a big milestone and one very special speaker was here to help make that happen Thursday.Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a non-profit organization that helps children, with one-on-one relationships through volunteer mentors.

Maryhelen Maskill became Lillian Jeter’s mentor when Jeter was 8-years-old, and Maskill said it has been a perfect match since then.

“Our big deal though for 10 years about, when she was in town, we would try every hamburger joint in town,” Maskill said. “That was our big deal and we rated them, we would go back or not go back, we just clicked from the number one.”

Those with the Wichita County branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrated their 10-year anniversary at Wichita Falls Museum of Art and the CEO of the Lone Star division was the keynote speaker. Pierce Bush said he believes this organization has been so successful because the mission is somewhat timeless.

“I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what your circumstances are if you’ve achieved any level of success in your life you can typically point to some mentors that you’ve had in your life,” Bush said. “That have called out something that maybe you didn’t to yourself. That have encouraged you in a moment when you were down.”

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