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Easter egg hunt held for autistic children


Brandon L. Summers

Brooklyn Mills was one of many children participating in Saturday's Easter egg hunt for special needs children held Saturday at Legion Park.

An Easter egg hunt for Sidney's autistic children brought together special needs families in celebration Saturday.

The free event, held at Legion Park, is one of many observing Autism Awareness Month.

"All month long we are doing autism awareness," Eric Packer, event organizer and Sidney Dairy Queen manager, said. "All the events we're doing are going to benefit the Sidney public schools and their special education department."

The event was sponsored by Dairy Queen, Maddox Motors and High Plains Dental.

More than 1,200 eggs were laid across Legion Park for the children, Packer said.

"We pr...

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