Hal and Mal's will host a fundraiser on Feb. 24 to help pay medical bills for Austin Clark, a 5-year-old Florence boy with autism. Mardi Gras for a Cause, which requires a $10 donation, will feature a silent auction and live music from Jackson band Cool Papa Bell.
The auction will begin at 5 p.m. with the performance to follow at 8 p.m. Austin's mom, Ruth Carter, is hoping the event will raise about $3,000 to take Austin to specialists in Florida for treatment. (The treatments costs between $6,000 and $10,000.)
Donations can also be made to the For Benefit of Austin Carter charitable fund at any Regions Bank.
[ via Chris Liuzza, Rankin Ledger ]