Auction items needed for autism awareness

Ann Cousineau

A strong movement to increase awareness of autism is under way in Ridgecrest, with the support of H.E.A.R.T.S Connec-tion.

“An Evening for Autism Awareness,” Ridgecrest’s first fundraising event to increase understanding of autism in the Indian Wells Valley, will be held on Saturday, April 6.

A lively auction is a highlight of the event that will raise funds to support the efforts to increase local autism awareness.

The event will be held at the SpringHill Suites in Ridgecrest. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the auction will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $25 each and are available at Paul & Sons and Hampton Inn & Suites.

Proceeds will fund a Nov. 16 conference in Ridgecrest.

To donate auction items or to get other information, call Cherish at 760-371-9116, visit “Ridgecrest Autism Awareness” on Facebook or see the website at

Story First Published: 2013-03-13