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December 2, 2012

Young named honorary board member

DANVILLE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County has chosen attorney Frank Young as the agency’s first honorary board member.

Young began his tenure on the board of directors more than three decades ago in 1991.

In those 30 years, Young has had many other accomplishments. He has mentored several children as a Big Brother in the school-based program, was elected Vermilion County state’s attorney, served on many other community boards and initiatives and is now a Danville School District 118 board member.

Young will be honored and presented with a plaque on Thursday at Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Big Chocolate Obsession. The event is the kick-off for the agency’s only fundraiser, Bowl For Kids’ Sake, which will take place in March.

The Big Chocolate Obsession is from 5-7 p.m. at The Cooks’ Workshop, 38 N. Vermilion St., downtown Danville. Local restaurants have donated chocolate cakes, cookies, candy, bread pudding and cupcakes for the event, along with other food, including wings and ribs.

For a $5 donation anyone can get a ticket that will be placed in a drawing for a 32-inch flat-screen television. The winning ticket holder does not have to attend the event or be present to win. Call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 446-6601.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Rose Henton said Young has been a great asset to the agency and he is always there when needed.

“He has promised all we need to do is call him if we need him in the future. I am going to hold him to that,” Henton said.

She said not only has he been a very dedicated board member, he also has been a consistent donor, a Big Brother and a very important legal presence for the agency.

His extensive knowledge of the legal system has been critical. Risk management is always at the forefront of the agency’s concerns, especially ensuring the children served are safe.

Henton said Young’s experience in the court system has helped make important changes to the agency’s risk management plan many times.

“He will definitely be missed,” she said.

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