FLORENCE - Dozens of children enjoyed a community bubble party today, thanks to sponsors Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Shoals and District 1 City Councilwoman Kaytrina Simmons, who is on the local chapter's board of directors.
The event at Lewis Field featured Fantastic Bubble Party blasting bubbles while children and adults alike frolicked in them.
Gina Mashburn, CEO of the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter, said the event also provided an opportunity to promote her agency.
"It's a good opportunity to recruit more kids into the program," Mashburn said. "So many can benefit from having that adult presence.
"Most volunteers say they went into it to help the child but feel like they're more blessed than the child by having that friendship."