April is Autism Awareness month and the Holtan’s are kicking it off by participating in a taco fundraiser for the Royal Ball Run for Autism on Thursday March 31st, 5-7pm at the Camden Centre in Milan, IL. Scott will be selling raffle tickets and Anne will be networking with families and taking pictures. They hope to see some familiar faces!
We have several autism related events in the Quad Cities this spring. The Autism Society of the Quad Cities has an indoor awareness walk scheduled for April 16th, the Ganzo 5k is May 7th in Davenport, the Clinton Area’s Autism walk is May 21st, and the Royal Ball Run for Autism is June 25th. Scott & Anne are on the steering team for the Royal Ball Run.
Royal Ball Run for Autism 2016 Details:
Royal Ball Run (5K Run/Walk) – Saturday, June 25, 2016
AGAIN THIS YEAR: Heroes and Highnesses Walk – a celebration walk for family and friends to celebrate the heroes and highnesses they know and love with autism.
To register, visit www.royalballrun.com
Royal Ball for All Carnival – Friday, June 24, 2016
Camden Centre, Milan, IL
Royal Ball themed dance party, carnival , raffle / silent auction, kids fun run, food and race registration for children & their families. Packet pick up available at that time. It’s a family-focused event to raise funds and promote awareness of autism – while also providing a valuable community experience for the Quad Cities.
15th Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-10, 14-17; Mark 7:24-37
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith
Unconditional love can be both give comfort and create discomfort—sometimes both at the same time!—but both ways, it’s love.
Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.
Follow this link for information on the upcoming Royal Ball Run for Autism on June 20 and the Royal Ball for All Kids on June 19. Contact Anne or Scott Holtan for even more information.
Last week, I visited with the president of the Autism Society of the Quad Cities. Its purpose, to:
Provide information, education, support and advocacy in the Quad Cities area to maximize the potential of persons with autism and those affected by autism.
Among other efforts, ASQC aims to expand post-secondary education opportunities for people with autism.
I plan to go to the May board meeting to learn more and build relationships. Email me if you’re interested in coming with me. -PC