COLUMBIA CITY â€” Last year, Whitley County saw the formation of an autism support group, and families joined together to raise awareness and funds for the group through a one-mile walk.
Now, the Whitley County Autism Support Group is hosting the walk for a second year, and the eventâ€™s organizers are hoping for more community involvement.
The Whitley County Walk for Autism will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA, 950 E. Van Buren St. in Columbia City.
Registration for the walk is $15 and includes a T-shirt. However the event will include games, prizes, snacks and information from local service providers at no charge.
â€śThis is going to be fun family event that is practically free,â€ť said Jamie Bloom, the eventâ€™s coordinator. â€śPeople are encouraged to come and be a part of the event even if they donâ€™t want to walk. Itâ€™s a fun atmosphere. There will be a lot of kid-friendly activities.â€ť
After last yearâ€™s walk, the group was able to organize several activities for families living with autism.
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