PHS Autism Awareness CarnivalPlymouth High School students are hosting an Autism Awareness Carnival on Saturday, April 15, 2017 to benefit Autism Resources of Marshall County (ARMC).

The event will be held from noon until 5 p.m. in the PHS multipurpose gym and the PHS cafeteria.  Please park and enter through door #5 on the north side of the building.

There will be plenty of games and fun activities, such as a bouncy house, photo booth, cakewalk, plus yummy snacks for purchase as well at the first ever PHS Autism Awareness Carnival.

Funds will be raised through the sales of game tickets and food at the carnival. 100% of the proceeds will benefit ARMC. There is no cost to get in, but tickets will be $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00. Food and drinks, including hot dogs, pizza, nachos, chips, candy, popcorn, cotton candy, soda, juice, and ice cream will range from $0.50-$3.00. The ARMC youth group will also be selling their puzzle piece cookies and handing out information about ARMC.

Children and families affected by autism are encouraged to attend the event. Although the event is open to the public, there will be resources, such as the sensory room, available if needed for attendants with autism.

ARMC is a non-for-profit organization that improves the lives of all affected by autism through education, advocacy, services, research, and support.

Samantha Zechiel, 10April is National Autism Awareness Month and the idea to host an event here at Plymouth High School was sparked by PHS sophomore Samantha Zechiel.

Zechiel said, “It all began when I was in seventh grade in English class while I was working in a group on a project. It evolved to raising money to benefit ARMC.”

This year, Zechiel has been working hard on planning the PHS Autism Awareness Carnival with a group of her classmates, teachers, and community members.

The PHS Autism Awareness Carnival will promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.