Author from Jefferson County plans fundraiser Saturday

An author from Wabbaseka will host an event with proceeds going toward a scholarship at the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The “Almost Roast and Toast” banquet for Jason Irby will be held at the Patrick Henry Hays Center in North Little Rock from 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10, a news release said.

The event will also celebrate the 50th birthday of Irby, author of “Love Within Life: A Book of Life’s Shared Experiences.”

The Jason Irby Scholarship began for graduate students in 2003. Irby has received letters from scholarship recipients and met several of them.

“I’m not a millionaire. I’m a regular guy, but I’d like to reach millions,” said Irby, who has his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UALR.

Details: Call 501-569-3250 or 870-489-8347.