HCRS hosted a well-attended Autism Awareness event called The Blue Project on Saturday, April 15, at the River Garden and Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. Over 175 people from the Brattleboro area community attended this free, family event created to raise Autism Awareness in our communities. Attendees were able to participate in fun, interactive activities designed for children on the Autism spectrum, attend a concert by Tom Chapin, learn more about HCRS programs, and much more.
Multiple vendors from around the Brattleboro area joined the event in support of HCRS’ mission to raise Autism awareness: Autism Speaks, Inspire for Autism, Face & Eye, The Bel Center, New England Adaptive Equipment, and the Brattleboro Drop in Center. In addition, Against the Grain managed a cookie decorating station for children and Circus Minimus had interactive Circus Yoga. The New England Youth Theatre arrived in costume and provided a free opening performance at The Latchis Theatre prior to Tom Chapin. The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum arrived with a large selection of live animals that were interactive and engaging for children.
Tom Chapin, an award-winning songwriter and singer well known for his music for children with Autism performed and was enjoyed by all.
All funding for this event was provided by HCRS’ Golf Tournament for Autism fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds from these tournaments have been used to support local individuals and families living with the ongoing challenges of Autism.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who contributed to the success of this event: Colleen Borys, Michelle Emery,Travis Finn, Terry Flood, Bethany Freitas, Katie Gilcris, Drew Gradinger, Keryn LaVarnway, Lori Lintner, Korinne McManus, Bill Metcalfe, Michelle Metcalfe, Estelle Reynolds, Crystal Richter, Dawne-Morgan Saunders, Nicole Sherburne, Ashley Wohlford, and HCRS Board Members Sarah Carter and John Case.