Support Autism Holds fair, gives back to school system

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By Brandon Mattingly

The Support Autism group in Washington County held its fair/walk on Saturday at River of Life Church and the event was a success as $6,500 were raised with the community’s help.


The big announcement was Support Autism donating $2,000 of what they collected to the Washington County Special Education Division.

According to one of the event’s organizers, Melody McClain, the money will be used toward a summer program and will fill several needs that the board of education had on its wish list.

Another portion of the money, $115, was donated to Michala Riggle for her Beading to Beat Autism initiative, which you can find out more about at www.beadingtobeatautism.org.

There were more than 350 people in attendance on Saturday and two dozen vendors and information booths. The event was a community-wide effort that included volunteers from Willisburg Christian Church and an inflatable obstacle course donated by Cornerstone Christian Church.

McClain said Support Autism was thankful for the entire community’s help in making the fair a success and said another Support Autism event is around the corner.

A Zumbathon will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Cornerstone Christian Church. All proceeds go to Support Autism.

Contact Katie Essex at (859) 481-3282 for more information.


Support Autism gave a special thanks to each of the three churches involved: River of Life, Cornerstone Christian and Willisburg Christian