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Terra Cota holds open house

Terra Cotta held its Spring Open House Saturday that benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County for the second straight year.

“We’re excited about partnering with Terra Cotta,” said Melinda Conner, Activities Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters. “It’s a good way to celebrate spring.”

People at the event had the opportunity to attend several classes and seminars at the “outdoor learning adventure.”

Ed Lawhon of Southern Living was on hand to lend some words of wisdom, as was Master Gardener Susan Berry who spoke a group about nature photography. Other classes featured topics such as antiques in the garden, birdbaths and growing and cooking herbs.

There was plenty of excitement for youngsters too.

After the Easter Bunny made an appearance, kids got to scour the landscape of Terra Cotta in search of the 1,000 Easter eggs hidden there.

Troy Universities Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity satisfied the appetites worked up from the hunt by volunteering to grill a hamburger and hot dog lunch.

The meat was prepared on a Big Green Egg grill, which was later raffled off.

The proceeds from the event and the raffle supported the local chapter of the youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“We’ve had a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the open house,” said Wendy Littles, Big Brothers Big Sisters program director.

Conner and Littles said that they are always looking for volunteers to help them accomplish their mission of helping local children reach their potential.

To enquire about helping out with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County, call 566-2425.
Click here for pictures from the open house.