Big Brothers Big Sisters scoop out fun for community

Community members of all ages got a chance to enjoy the sweet tastes of some Northern Michigan ice cream Saturday, all to benefit a good cause.

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted the second annual TC Scoop Festival at F&M Park where hundreds of community members were able to enjoy hundreds of pounds of ice cream. There were ice cream eating contest, music, crafts, and all of the hand dipped or pre-wrapped ice cream you could want.

The Coast Guard was there, along with members of the fire department who were giving rides in an old fashioned fire truck.

Organizers say it's a great event that helps spread the word about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

"We love to have family friendly events where we can invite our bigs and littles who are here today enjoying time together," said Cecilia Chesney with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. "Also, it's an opportunity to advocate our program."

Organizers tell 7&4 News that the event raised nearly $3,000 last year to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. They are hoping to raise around $5,000 this year.