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Local businesses fundraise for autism in Cowansville

By William Crooks

Local Journalism Initiative

Coiffure Spectrum and its partners, Aloha Santé, Gypsy Tattoo, and Anxiety Tattoo, are hosting their 4th annual fundraising event to support those with autism spectrum disorder. The event, scheduled for April 27 in Cowansville, will raise funds for Camp Garagona and Pleins Rayons, two organizations that aid individuals with autism in the community.

This year’s event will offer a variety of activities suitable for all attendees, according to a press release. Local organizations will set up an information booth to provide details about services available for those with special needs. Additionally, tattoo lovers can get inked on-site by skilled artists from Gypsy Tattoo and Anxiety Tattoo.

The day’s activities include a silent auction, a pastry sale, booths by local vendors and artisans showcasing unique products, and a barbecue offering delicious food options from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The evening will feature a performance by Leadville Union from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., rounding off a day dedicated to solidarity and support for a significant cause.

“I have a hair salon that specializes in kids with special needs,” said Tonya Harvey, owner of Coiffure Spectrum, in an interview with The Record April 23. When she first opened up, she did not know how to spread the word about her new business. Thus, the need for this fundraiser, to raise awareness about what she does and other related organizations. Parents of children with autism, she continued, do not always know where to turn to get hers or related kinds of help.

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