The Greater Texarkana Autism Awareness "All In For Autism" event is this Saturday at Crossties in downtown Texarkana.

This huge event is actually 4 different events that are all held on the same day to benefit the Greater Texarkana Autism Awareness.

5K Fun Run

Many marathon runners running on city road

It all begins with a 5k. The gates open at 7 and the 5k begins at 8 am.

Antique Car and Truck Show

Classic cars in a row parked on asphalt parking lot

There will be over 10 categories for cars and trucks. It all gets started at 9 AM.

Motorcycle Show And Poker Run


The Poker run and motorcycle show and games will take place during the event.

Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole board and eight bags
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The Tournament wraps up the event and gets underway at 5 PM.

The event will also feature food trucks, over 40 different craft vendors, and of course plenty for the entire family to do. Crossties is located at 324 West Broad in downtown Texarkana.

The Greater Texarkana Autism Awareness Group is funding local teachers' sensory tools for them to be able to use in their classrooms. From weighted animals to specially weighted pressure vests. Every dollar raised goes to the cause. Here is a quick video of some sensory tools and how they can help autistic children.

The organization's goal is to have these tools available for teachers in the Texarkana area. They are also making sure that people are educated about autism and how these tools will significantly benefit these autistic kids in their self-contained classrooms.

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