Big Creek People in Action has many annual special events throughout the
year that are supported by donations.
Being located in an isolated rural area, there are few recreational
activities for children and families.
BCPIA offers many fun events to give families a chance to spend time
together in a wholesome atmosphere.
Donations are greatly appreciated for any of the following special
Spring Carnival - Young and old alike play games for prizes
including Wheel of Fortune, Plinko, Basketball, Sand Art, Balloon Darts,
Cake Walks, and much more.
Mountain Music Festival - Presented on the first Saturday
in June, the Mountain Music Festival is a day of great music, delicious food
and good ole' family fun. Area
singers and musicians perform on the outdoor stage all day while the kids
play games and eat the traditional mountain fare.
Christmas Party - BCPIA serves approximately 150 area
families with gifts, food and Santa.
Applications are completed so that children can ask for the gifts
that they want that are in a certain price range.
All children in the family receive at least two personalized gifts,
treat bags from Santa, gifts for their Mom and Dad, a turkey dinner with all
the trimmings, and a substantial food box for the family.
A separate party is held for Senior Citizens in the area with gifts,
dinner and Santa as well.
Arts & Literacy Fair - Different themed literacy activities
are available with characters in costumes, free books, and fun for the
Supper in a Sack - Ten to fifteen parents or parents-to-be
are involved in a six week nutrition training session where they learn to
cook health family meals. They
participate in cooking a full meal during each session, and are given all of
the ingredients to take home with them so that they each can cook the same
meal for their families.
Make a Difference Day - A National Service project is
planned that will make a difference in the community.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - A day on helpful service to
the community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Family Fun Nights - Educationally based activities to offer
parents literacy tips and activities while the children participate in fun
games and prizes and take a new book home with them.
Activities vary and have included Family Movie Nights, Science Fun,
and "Learning is Magic."
Veteran's Recognition "Honoring the Sacrifice" - County
veterans are recognized for the sacrifice they made for our country and
community. Displays of military
history and photos of area veterans are part of the celebration.
Moms and Babes Fair - Expectant mothers and those with
children up to age five are invited to an event to learn about the health
and safety of their children.
Different agencies set up to increase awareness of nutrition, family health,
poison control, child safety, literacy, etc.
Door prizes and gifts are given to those that attend.
National Family Week - A week of educational family
Dr. Seuss Day - Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day with fun
Read-Alouds and activities for the family.
National Volunteer Week - Honoring our volunteers for their
many hours of service to the community, children and families in the area.
If you would like to have more information on any of the above events,
please call BCPIA at (304) 875-3418.
We gladly accept donations in support of these events.