Families United in Newtown (F.U.N.) is sponsoring their eighth Annual Autism Awareness Benefit Concert and Dinner at Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive, Newtown, CT on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of music presented by FUN members and High School Students. The dinner and entertainment tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for Students (under 18). Attendees should bring chairs or a blanket for lawn seating.
The Green Grunion, Danbury's San Diego-style burrito business on wheels will cook up California style burritos for concert attendees. Guests can choose from beef, chicken, vegetarian and gluten free options filled with a selection of rice, beans, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo; Macaroni and Cheese will also be offered for kids.
Families United in Newtown was established by residents Linda and Duane Jones, who started fundraising in 2008 with a dream of providing recreational programs and respite for families with special needs children. One year later, following the tragic death of their son, Tyler, the program blossomed with the support of Newtown High School National Honors Society students. Since 2010 the group has held regular social meetings and events for families with special needs children while promoting Autism Awareness.
The annual benefit concert is a key fundraiser for F.U.N. with proceeds helping to fund meetings and events throughout the year, ensuring special needs children can benefit from positive peer-to-peer social opportunities while their parents enjoy respite with other parents. Monthly F.U.N. meetings have varying themes and include activities such as dancing, arts and crafts, yoga and games with special performances from supportive local businesses and visits from Maggie the Comfort Dog.