Downtown pub hosts fundraiser for autism awareness

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Oasis NC and Slainte Irish Pub celebrated Sunday Funday Saturday afternoon to benefit autism awareness.

At the fundraiser people could buy raffle tickets or have a drink at the bar. 100% of the proceeds from the raffle tickets and tips at the pub will go to Oasis programs and scholarships.

Erika Merriman, the director of Oasis, says they are glad to see so many come out for the cause.

“It’s so amazing to get everybody out here and be a part of the community for the day, and hear everybody giving our support. And supporting us for what we do,” said Merriman.

Merriman says this is the 5th year of the fundraiser, and that it gets bigger and bigger every year.

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