Archive for Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Crew of classmates to walk for student

The Jones family is having a garage sale and bake sale at their McLouth home during the McLouth Threshing Bee to help raise funds for a team of youths participating in the Autism Speaks’ Walk Now For Autism event Oct. 10 at Kansas Speedway. Pictured clockwise from upper left are Mike, Dixie, Kyle and Colton Jones. Kyle has autism and will be an eighth-grader at McLouth Middle School when school starts next month.

The Jones family is having a garage sale and bake sale at their McLouth home during the McLouth Threshing Bee to help raise funds for a team of youths participating in the Autism Speaks’ Walk Now For Autism event Oct. 10 at Kansas Speedway. Pictured clockwise from upper left are Mike, Dixie, Kyle and Colton Jones. Kyle has autism and will be an eighth-grader at McLouth Middle School when school starts next month.

July 29, 2009

Kyle Jones will have some fellow McLouth Middle School classmates blazing trails for him in September at Kansas Speedway.

Kyle, who will be an eighth-grader at McLouth Middle School when school begins next month, is autistic.

Several of his classmates will form a team, called Kyle’s Crew, for the Autism Speaks’ Walk Now For Autism Kansas City event Oct. 10 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Dixie Jones, Kyle’s mother, said there would be a garage sale and bake sale Aug. 7 and 8 at the Jones’ house, 402 W. Cynthia St. in McLouth.

Dixie asks that anyone with items they’d like to donate to the garage sale or bake sale call her at (913) 796-6881 or bring them by the house in advance of the sale dates.

She said it’s suggested that each person who walks in the event raise $150.

Monetary donations for the charitable event are welcome as well.

Dixie said one of Kyle’s classmates, Connor Patterson, initiated getting a team together for the walk.

“She’s been there her entire life for Kyle,” Dixie said. “If Kyle is having a bad day, she’s been the first one there to help him. She’s a very kind-hearted young lady.”

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