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Autism Awareness Children's Fair

Its that time of year again; Fun, Games, and the Force at our annual Autism Awareness Children's  Fair. This fun and free event is all part of Autism Awareness Month, along with Chico Walks for Autism, co-sponsored by The Yellow Door. 

 It was a beautiful spring morning in Bidwell Park, where eager staff from Little Red Hen were ready to participate in Chico Walks for Autism along with our community.

This is a 3-mile walk that raises money for Children and Families on the autism spectrum in Butte County and surrounding areas. In the past seven years, The Yellow Door has raised over $100,000 for the community, including $10,000 that was given to families following The Camp Fire.

Immediately following Chico Walks for Autism is our annual Autism Awareness Children's Fair. This event is free to attend, with 25 cent tickets to enjoy our many carnival games such as Giant Bowling (as seen above), Bean Bag and Potty Toss, and more. All the proceeds from these tickets go to support our Children's Programs.  

The Force was also strong at this event, as members of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion were in attendance to pose for pictures, and took to the baseball field for a good old-fashioned baseball game.  

 The young and young-at-heart could also pose for pictures courtesy of Chico Princesses and some  Disney cosplay magic. Belle, Airel, Sleeping Beauty, and Elsa and Anna were all in attendance for the fun. 

A special thanks to everyone who came out in the sunshine to have fun and spread awareness about autism, and to discover all the resources and support  Little Red Hen has for our kids on the spectrum. 

Posted by Sam DeLong

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