Autism awareness group hosts crawfish fundraising fest

Autism awareness group hosts crawfish fundraising fest

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Lots of folks will get to go to summer camp this year, thanks to some hungry people who had a craving for crawfish Saturday.

The annual "Pinchin' Tails for Autism" Crawfish Boil was held at South Central Place.

It raised funds for Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi (T.E.A.A.M.)

That organization runs several weeks of summer camps in Smith County for children and adults with autism.

Visitors to the event could get crawfish plates or buy tickets for a raffle.

"Our summer camp, we'll host anywhere from 120 to 150 kids this summer," said Mark Yeager of T.E.A.A.M. "But, through our school-based programs and other things, we support probably in the neighborhood of around 400-600 kids across the state."

Yeager hoped Saturday's event would bring in about $10,000.