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'Little' Logan finds a big brother

Entering the eighth grade, it didn’t look likely that Logan would get a Big Brother. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a harder time matching older “Littles” than it does younger ones. But BBBS Haywood County lucked up when Dustin, a swim instructor and lifeguard, came to the rescue.

Dustin, a senior at Western Carolina University, asked for an older match after watching “Instant Family,” a movie on Amazon Prime. BBBS Haywood Program Coordinator Martha Barksdale thought of Logan and was able to match them, in a socially distant way, on June 15 on Logan’s front yard. Logan’s mom and younger sibling were there to watch.

Logan and Dustin live in the same neighborhood. One of the things Logan really wants to do with his Big is learn to swim. In the meantime, they will enjoy virtual meetings, activities in Logan’s front yard. They may even meet up at the Waynesville Rec Center (currently, BBBS is not allowing matches to ride together in the same car).

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haywood County, or to become a volunteer, to enroll a, or to become and Advisory Council Member please contact Martha Barksdale at 828 273-3601.

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