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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County Slates 
Holiday Auction, Craft Beer Tasting

SPRINGFIELD — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County is staging a holiday auction and craft beer tasting on Nov. 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.

The cost of admission is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Proceeds from the event, which is being presented by St. Germain Investment Management, will be used to support one-to-one matches of adult volunteers with at-risk Hampden County youth in the agency’s community-based mentoring program.

Representatives from eight of the region’s best craft breweries, as well as from two award-winning home brewers, will be on-hand to pour samples and answer questions. The event will also feature live and silent auctions, with more than 50 items for guests to bid on. Debbie Wright, fashion stylist and owner of Project Closet, and JJ Valentin, host and star of the popular Youtube show “My Not So Red Carpet Life” will co-host the event.

“The auction is back — and this time we’re bringing craft beer,” explained David Beturne, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County. “The event is going to be a lot of fun and is an important source of funding for the agency. So many Hampden County kids, who are among the most at-risk youth in the nation, just need a little extra support.”

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the agency’s website at www.bigbrothers-sisters.org/auction or by calling (413) 781-4730.

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