Arts ‘n Autism hosts fall Halloween walk

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By WVUA 23 News Reporter Mackenzie Wanicka 

Tuscaloosa’s Arts ‘n Autism program showed off its spooky side this week, offering its students a Fall Halloween Walk so they could show off their costumes, play games and participate in the best activity of all: trick-or-treating.

The organization hosted the walk at Annette N. Shelby Park Wednesday, with special guests including the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue.

In previous years, Arts ‘n Autism students visited a fire department for its Halloween event, but this year the organization decided to do it up bigger and better.

Arts ‘n Autism Executive Director Jan Sikes said the first responders helped make the event an even bigger success.

“Arts ‘n Autism has always partnered with the first responders in Tuscaloosa,” Sikes said. “This year we decided to have a Fall Halloween Walk in Shelby Park and the firemen and police came to us.” 

Local churches were also at the event in support of the organization, Sikes said.

To continue the holiday cheer, Arts ‘n Autism is hosting a fundraising art show Dec. 2.

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