FAIRBURY – On Saturday, the 4-H Building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds was packed as Three’s Pieces hosted their annual Light It Up Blue event to raise awareness about autism in Fairbury.
Approximately 250 people of all ages attended the annual event. This year, there were a number of entertainment opportunities for kids, including face painting, a cake walk and a performance by The String Beans.
Hillary Christ, A member of Three’s Pieces said the dance brought in around $3,400.00. The money will be donated to the local schools and each school will decide what to use it on. In the past, Three’s Pieces has donated therapy equipment, classroom supplies, and other educational supplies for the school’s sensory rooms.
Christ was very appreciative of the support they received again from the community. “I want to express my appreciation to everyone who showed up and continues to make this family fun event a success every year.”
Although the fundraising event is extremely helpful for the families, schools, and teachers it is more about showing acceptance and giving awareness. “Helping children become all that they can be and letting them know they are never alone and are supported and loved.”
One way to show support and bring awareness is to light your porch up blue on April 2nd during World Autism Awareness Day. Christ says if you would like to participate get ahold of her or one of the other members of Three’s Pieces. “We still have blue light bulbs available for purchase only $5.00 all they need to do is get ahold of one of us.”