The Crossroads Autism Network is hosting its first walk in Victoria's Riverside Park on Saturday, according to a news release. Participants can check in between 8 and 9 a.m. at the baseball/softball complex near the park's Vine Street entrance. The fee is $25 per team, which can include as many members as desired, and the mile-and-a-half walk begins promptly after the 9 a.m. opening ceremony,  Mary Ramos, parent liaison for Crossroads Autism Network, told the victoria Advocate. For $5, children can jump in bouncy houses and play games, Ramos said. Music and a free Easter egg hunt are also planned. Adults can bid on silent auction items and visit informational booths, she said. Refreshments will be available for purchase at a small concession stand.

Proceeds will fund activities such as horse riding therapy, art lessons, aquatic therapy and create-a-wish day events for Crossroads residents affected by autism.

For more information contact Mary Ramos at 361-218-0903 or Robyn Garza at 361-571-8277 or visit