Mac Nelson, at right, is shown with his father, Manford Nelson, at his junior prom last spring. Manford died this summer and Mac’s mother, Donna, died in 2004. A benefit is being planned to help cover expenses for Mac’s senior year at Mabel-Canton.
Mac Nelson, at right, is shown with his father, Manford Nelson, at his junior prom last spring. Manford died this summer and Mac’s mother, Donna, died in 2004. A benefit is being planned to help cover expenses for Mac’s senior year at Mabel-Canton.
A benefit is being planned for MacKenzie Nelson, a senior at Mabel-Canton, who lost his father, Manford Nelson, to cancer this summer and his mother, Donna, in 2004 to a pulmonary embolism.

The benefit, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Mabel American Legion, will raise funds to help pay for expenses for Mac's senior year in high school. The event begins with a lunch, by free-will donation, at 11 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Music by Karaoke Joe will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m.

The local youth and members of the senior class will be helping with the event.

Funds raised at the event will be held in a supervised escrow account to help with Mac's senior year expenses as well as to help pay for his future education.

Supporting funds will also be obtained from Thrivent.

Look in next week's News-Record for more on this event.