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Festival to aid car crash victim
Fundraiser set for Portal teen's medical expenses
W Macallin Thomas
Macallin Thomas

A fundraiser festival in Portal is expected to help with medical costs for a teen critically injured in a crash June 10.

Macallin Thomas, son of Steve and Shannon Thomas of Portal, is a 17 year old upcoming senior in the Portal High School Class of 2018. He was involved in a fatal crash near Swainsboro that took the lives of two others, and remains in critical condition at an Augusta hospital where doctors are performing a series of reconstructive surgeries, said Brandi Lane Donaldson, organizer of “A Day for Macallin” to be held Saturday, July 15, at the E.C. Carter Turpentine Still in Portal.

“Macallin sustained several complications from the accident including brain damage, a broken back, leg and jaw, and internal injuries,” she said. “We as a community are coming together to host a fundraiser to try to help this family with any financial burdens. We all know that Macallin has a very long road ahead of him and his parents are having to miss work and we all know bills don't stop coming.”

Held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., the “Day for Macallin” will include bounce houses, waterslide, and face painting for children as well as raffles, a silent auction, vendors, a cake walk, and a dunking booth.

There will also be a variety of local singers as well as a performance by the Pladd Dot Band, she said.

Food and drinks will be for sale as well.

Raffle tickets are $5 each, or five for $20, and may be obtained from Donaldson or MS Tire in Portal.

Raffle prizes include a night on a party bus with Party Elite; an .870 shotgun; a 32 quart Yeti Cooler; a window tinting job by Atlantic Window Tinting; a season ticket to services from Sport Clips Salon; a 31” flat screen TV donated by MS Tire; a steel custom made hunting knife designed by Ted Riner and a $200 mystery basket.

Drawings for raffle prizes will be a 7 p.m. and winners do not have to be present, she said.

For tickets or more information contact Donaldson at (912) 687-2658.


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