TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Friday was World Autism Awareness Day and the Autism Center of North Mississippi held its annual burger frenzy to raise money.
Executive Director Melinda Tidwell said the organization prepared 700 burgers Friday.
Burger frenzy event at Ballard Park in Tupelo. Photo Date: April 2, 2021.
Last year’s frenzy brought the Center around $5,000.
Tidwell hopes this year’s funds will exceed that amount.
“It helps to get the word out about the Autism Center; about what we do,” she said. “It just helps to show the support we get from the community. It really is inspiring to our staff to see how much the community supports what they do.”
The organization held this year’s event at Ballard Park.