TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Shawnee County held their annual “A Bourbon Affair” Friday evening at the Beacon in downtown Topeka.

Guests enjoyed complimentary samples of top-shelf bourbons, whiskey cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

“This is our fourth annual Bourbon Affair,” said Eric Maydew, area director for Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sisters. “It’s a combination of Bourbon-themed cocktails and a trip down memory lane when it comes to Bourbon.”

A Bourbon Affair is an opportunity for guests to sample some of the finest bourbons and bring the community together to share the impact of Kansas Big Brothers/Big Sister’s signature youth-adult mentoring program.

“Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters specializes in one-on-one mentorship, so this is a fundraiser for our program,” Maydew said. “For every $1,000 we raise, that’s one match we can support for an entire year and we have 198 kids waiting for bids right now.”