The newly developed Expression of Colors Resource Center for Autism presented a dinner with a silent auction and live music to raise awareness of their presence in Elkins. They will be serving the needs of autistic children, their families, their educators and friends in the North Central West Virginia area.
"Expression" wishes to extend a special thanks to those who donated their time and money to promote this charitable program: The Inter-Mountain newspaper, WELK with Clark Martin, The River Car Restaurant in Bowden, the "Mud Devils" excellent music, Mrs. Shepherd and the special education students of Jennings Randolph School, Rite Aid Pharmacy for their balloons, Talbott Frame Shop, Pam Bates for her delicious cake, Kroger, Walmart, Camp Pioneer, Autism Speaks National and Office Products Inc.
"Expression" also wishes to acknowledge with thanksgiving the following businesses who contributed so graciously to make the evening's silent auction a huge success: gift certificates donated from a hairdresser in Elkins, Elkins Sewing Center, Hut 8, Catos, Ceramics with Class, Cabelos Sporting Goods, Mountain Dream Country Treasures. For their donations we recognize the following businesses: Woodford Oil, Dollar General, Big Lots, Hope's Used Furniture, The Treasure Trove, Kmart, Good News Christian Bookstore, Canaan Valley Resort, Applebee's Restaurant, American Mountain Theatre, the YMCA, Wild Heart WV Railroad, Timberline 4-Seasons Resort, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Best Western Sands Resort of Myrtle Beach and Talbot Frame Shop.
Expression of Colors is deeply grateful for all those who so willingly gave to this charity dinner and auction; and to those who attended the dinner, thank you for making us feel welcome in the Elkins area.
All proceeds from the auction go to Autism Speaks, headquartered in NYC, dedicated nationally to increase awareness of Autism spectrum disorders, who fund research into causes, prevention, treatment and cure for autism and advocating for the needs of affected families. Autism Speaks has merged with both National Alliance for Autism Research and Cure Autism Now.
Your Elkins Autism Resource Center will increase awareness locally, have teaching and counseling programs for families and those involved in the education and every other aspect of the autistic child. We will present programs throughout the coming year to raise awareness and funding both nationally and locally.
Our heartfelt thanks to one and all for your giving into our recent benefit dinner.
Katherine C. Davis