Local organization holds community Easter event

A local organization is giving back to the community they grew up in.

Posted: Apr 21, 2019 8:06 PM
Updated: Apr 22, 2019 8:33 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Bigger Than Us Incorporated does things ranging from clothing, events, and giving back to the community. Their Easter event is 3 years strong.

"We like to do communities like this throughout the communities of Fort Wayne, Indiana. We like to team up with other groups and bring it all together. To tell people it's positive on the southside part of town, and giving a different outlook on what we can do because we're 20- 26 year olds.. youngins in the game I guess," Jarrell Holman, President of Bigger Than Us, Inc. said.

Holman says instead of partying they're putting together events like these. Their easter community event continues to grow every year. Thanks to the weather, the turn out was just what they wanted. Kids enjoyed an easter egg hunt, egg race, food and music at Weisser Park. Everything was free.

For seven year old Joeniyah it was going to be a good time no matter what.

"I appreciate everyone and my cousin for coming over here and we have fun. It'll be a good day even if it rains and thunders. We'll still have a good day," 7 year old Joeniyah said.

Walt Raines, former football coach at Northrop High School, watched the young men grow up and to see their vision come to life makes him happy.

"I coached these boys in 2010 and 2011 watching football season, watched them graduate, followed them through college, and watched the launch of the community services. I'm just proud of them," Raines said.

The mission of Bigger Than Us, Inc is to do something to help the collective versus the individual so everything they do is community oriented.
Their next event will be their backpack giveaway in July.

To learn more you can check out their Facebook page or their website www.biggerthanusweb.wordpress.com.

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