Talk about liking what they saw.
Three visitors from Germany were so taken with the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program here they made a donation.
Andreas Brzezinski, Marc Jan Eumann and Lutz Prager visited the United States as part of the Department of State's International Visitors Program. The men wanted to see a small town during their visit to America and Danville was selected, said Paula Fowler Kilby, executive director of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.
"They were so impressed, they gave $300 of their own money," Kilby said.
After meeting with such groups as the Chamber, Industrial Foundation and city and county government, the men expressed interest in social programs, particularly those that deal with children at risk, because volunteer groups are not as widespread in Germany as they are here, Kilby said.
Big Brother-Big Sister Director Libby Suttles had volunteers explain how the mentoring program works, including selection of children, volunteer training and parent involvement. The program works with children of single parents.