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Special Events



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 events:


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 family.


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 activities.


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.