Town Common Lights To Turn Blue This April In Recognition Of Autism Awareness Month

WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington will be illuminating the Town Common blue during the month of April in observance of Autism Awareness Month.

At its meeting on Monday night, the Wilmington Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a resident’s request to light the Town Common blue.

Town Manager Jeff Hull noted that, for a fourth consecutive year, an anonymous donor is paying for the gels that will be inserted into the Town Common lights by the town’s Department of Public Works..

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of autism has risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United States, including almost 1 in 54 boys.

Changing the colors of the Town Common lights has become a popular way to show community support for worth causes. In the past, the lights have been turned purple (May — American Cancer Society’s “Paint The Town Purple” campaign), gold (September — Childhood Cancer awareness), pink (October — Breast Cancer Awareness month), and green (December — “Greenlight A Vet” campaign).

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