Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk for Autism set for May 2

The Wautoma Kiwanis will be hosting its 4th annual Spring Autism 5K Fun Walk/Run at 7:30 a.m. on May 2. The event will be held in conjunction with Waushara County’s Health Department Community Safety Day.  All proceeds from this event will go to benefitthe children in the community on the autism spectrum by supplying iPads and iTunes cards for software specificto their immediate development needs.  Since March 2013, Wau-toma Kiwanis has raised funds and have donated 46 iPads to area children on the spectrum.  All recipients come from referrals from the local school districts.  Toddlers through high school students have received the benefitof this Wautoma Kiwanis iPad program.  The run/walk route begins and ends at the south parking lot of the Waushara County Courthouse, 209 S. Saint Marie Street, Wautoma, WI 54982.  You can register online by going to Kiwanis website and downloading our registration form at, .Once you complete the 5k run/walk you can take part in Waushara County’s Public Health Community Safety Day. The event offers free activities and resource exhibits designed especially for families with preschool through elementary age children.   Review various safety topics as a family that include: bike safety (inspection and rodeo), sun safety, firesafety, boat safety, and food safety.  Interact with local law enforcement and EMS staff.  Contact the Waushara County Health Department if you have any further questions (920)787-6590 in reference to Community Safety Day.Donations are also welcome by mail, making checks payable to Wautoma Kiwanis, PO Box 1037, Wautoma, WI 54982.  This event would not be possible without the generous support of our local sponsors.  You can also log onto and use the donate now button to show your support.Directors of this event may reached by emailing or by calling: Norman Duesterhoeft 920-293-1312 and Barb Struzynski 920-295-5004.