Consider This: Good News- 4/13/17 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Consider This: Good News- 4/13/17

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

It’s been a week with lots of good news stories, and we start with a look at the sixth annual Sailing Regatta.

Local children with autism got the chance to relax on the water over the weekend. Around 200 children enjoyed the beautiful weather while going for a ride on a sailboat. Organizers say it's a way for these young people to experience the joy of sailing with others who are just like them. The event, which is free of charge, grows bigger and bigger each year.

A Savannah teacher received a big award this week. Marshpoint Elementary School teacher Aida Avendano was in complete shock when she was presented with an educational grant for $2,500. It was all part of Farmers Insurance's “Thank America's Teacher Program”. Avendano was among the first group of 60 national winners to receive the grant.

And finally this week: the launch of the sixth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy at America's Second Harvest. The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a statewide food and fund drive competition among Georgia lawyers and firms. The goal is to raise food and funds for Georgia's eight regional food banks. The competition runs from April 17 to 28. This year they hope to collect one million pounds of food to donate to food banks around the state.

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