An Autism Speaks benefit will be held Saturday, May 11th from noon until 2:00 pm at Mason City Auto Sales, 18 N. Monroe.
DaLayne Germundson, owner of Mason City Auto Sales, and some of his friends and family came up with the idea last fall.
“The Mason City Schools don’t have anything to help teach children with Autism or Special Needs. We want to raise some money for schools to help these children,” Germundson said.
There will be food, prizes and an auction. The auction will have a Wii, a Kindle Fire, and a car, along with much more merchandise and gift certificates. The car will be picked by Germundson this week. The auctioneer will be JJ Wise, driver of a Modified race car at the I-35 and the 2012 Season Champion.
Germundson’s son, Gabe, has Autism and is the face of Autism on the posters and banners. Germundson knows first hand what it takes to raise and to teach a child with Autism, so he wants to give this benefit for them and would be really happy to see everybody there.
All the proceeds from the benefit will go to the Mason City Schools’ Autism and Special Needs Programs.
Mason City Auto Sales is also sponsoring the I-35 Speedway race Sunday night for Autism Awareness.