Take the Next Step’s biggest annual event will be held on Wednesday. The TTNS Summer Celebration will start at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Cascade Community Church, which is off Fryelands Boulevard.

The festivities are to honor the nonprofit’s more than 300 volunteers that make operations possible. Last year those volunteers worked about 16,000 hours, and 1,000 were middle and high school students from the Kidz Club program.

Take the Next Step offers community programs, including weekly dinners, a support group for teen mothers, an after-school club for kids, life skills classes and services at the drop-in center.

A barbecue, door prizes, free gifts for volunteers and good stories are planned for the appreciation event. Any and all are welcome.