Lancaster County came through in 2007 in raising money for the Charlotte Autism Speaks chapter.
Local volunteers, headed by Evelyn Springs, whose grandson, Malik Springs, 5, has autism, raised $11,060. The drive culminated with an international food banquet at the Leroy Springs Fairway Room last October.
The fundraising goal was $10,000 - more than four times the $2,400 raised in 2006.
The money raised went to Autism Speaks, which will use the funds to help pay for research into the cause and care of the disorder.