On Saturday, Jack Baskin will continue the biggest fight of his life.

The Baytown born and raised Baskin, a graduate of George Washington Carver Elementary, Horace Mann Junior and Robert E Lee High schools will hope to win the battle against appendix cancer with help from the community at a fundraiser in his honor to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bicentennial Park.

Entertainment will include H2 The Young Boss, Mike MAZE, Feezarelli, Kdog Kalum Johnson and JC Seals III along with other highlights for the cost of $12 per plate.

The money will go toward helping Baskin, who suffered complications after treatments for the cancer, get a motorized wheelchair and other helpful, daily life necessities while he focuses on his fight with the disease.

Baskin worked for the City of Baytown for 19-plus years before being forced to retire due to his illness, which was diagnosed in March of 2018.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.