AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Back row, Karen Scouller, Tina Torrens, Melissa Whitestyles, Jenni Wilson, Eloise Anderson, Thomas Liesgang, Ernie Franz, Gary Rawlings, Roslyn Franz, front, Andrew Ruthenberg, Jenny Lutz, Kurt Lutz and Stephanie Cleggs. Photo: Katrina Scott / South Burnett Times
AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP: Back row, Karen Scouller, Tina Torrens, Melissa Whitestyles, Jenni Wilson, Eloise Anderson, Thomas Liesgang, Ernie Franz, Gary Rawlings, Roslyn Franz, front, Andrew Ruthenberg, Jenny Lutz, Kurt Lutz and Stephanie Cleggs. Photo: Katrina Scott / South Burnett Times Katrina Scott

Fun aids autism group

SHOOTERS, synchronised swimmers and a couple of Jamaican bobsled teams were among the guests at the annual South Burnett Autism Support Group trivia night.

The Kingaroy Town Hall was filled with a sea of green and gold as team members got into the spirit of the Olympic theme on Saturday night.

South Burnett Autism Support Group contact person Jenny Lutz said the event had become a permanent fixture on the South Burnett social calendar since its inception four years ago.

"We have had people saying they will book from event to event," she said.

Mrs Lutz said the trivia night was the brainchild of South Burnett Autism Support Group member Melissa Whitestyles.

The group started in 1995 and is self funded, making nights like Saturday all the more important.

"If it wasn't for each other I don't think we could go on day to day," Mrs Lutz said. "A lot of us are each other's best friends."

More than 200 people attended this year's event and the group raised about $5000.

Mrs Lutz said the trivia night was the South Burnett Autism Support Group's major fundraiser.

The event took about six months to organise.

"The general public and the business houses have been very supportive," she said.

"Thank you to all the people who sponsored the night including Gumnut Place and Brumby's who provided food and the business houses in Murgon, Wondai, Kingaroy and Nanango who donated goods for the night."

Mrs Lutz would thanked Tina Torrens and the South Burnett Young Leaders.