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Taking Action for “Autism Speaks”

Local student organizes benefit for autism awareness.

MORTON – A local student is taking action for autism awareness.
Bryan Himmel is an 8th grader at Bethel Lutheran School.
As part of a school project, he’s organized a benefit for “Autism Speaks.”
The benefit includes a silent auction, concert, and refreshments.
Bryan has a cousin who has autism, and says that’s why he wanted to help the organization.
“Autism needs help and I started thinking about it and I said, ‘why not do this?’ Just over the past four months, we’ve worked really hard to make this happen,” says Himmel. “It’s become more just like fun than just work because I really enjoy making a difference in someone else’s life.”


The benefit is Sunday, February 23rd from 2-4:00 P.M. at Bethel Lutheran School.

Entry is $6, and Bryan hopes to raise $5,000.
If you can’t attend the benefit but would like to donate, you can send a check payable to Autism Speaks and send it to:

Bethel Lutheran School
C/O Bryan Himmel
325 E. Queenwood

Morton, IL 61550


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