FROM STAFF REPORTS
Sam Olens, the Georgia State Attorney General, has agreed to be roasted by community leaders for the benefit of the Malon D. Mimms Cherokee Boys & Girls Club.
The benefit is celebrating its 9th Annual Charity Roast, a major fundraising event to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center, 1130 Bluffs Pkwy., Canton.
Cherokee County Manager Jerry Cooper is chair of the 2012 roast committee and has enlisted the help of several talented “roasters,” including Cherokee County State Court Judge Alan Jordan, Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lee, Cobb Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David Connell and Cherokee County District Attorney Garry Moss.
Jamie Bendall, owner of the Punchline Comedy Club and professional comedian, will be the master of ceremonies for the third year.
Cooper is coordinating the sponsorship of the event, along with the auction donations and ticket purchase.
“The funds raised from the annual charity roast help the local Boys & Girls Club offer after-school services, leadership development programs and a safe haven for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in our community. By pulling together, we can make a difference,” Cooper said.
Tickets for the roast cost $75 and include a cocktail reception, live entertainment and a buffet of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, along with the opportunity to bid and win live and silent auction items. Entertainment will be provided with a choreographed dance performance by World of Gymnastics and musical entertainment will be offered by HeartStrings. Center Cut Catering will provide the food for the affair.
The community is being asked to help support the Malon D. Mimms Cherokee Boys & Girls Club via Roast sponsorships, donations to the auction and attending the special event, which historically raises more than $75,000 for the club on Univeter Road. The Boys & Girls Club offers a variety of programs and activities to its youth members in an effort to empower them to become productive adults.
A professional, trained staff engages members in specially designed programs that focus on the fundamentals of health, education and employability.
Other Roast Committee members include: Lorrie Keener, Alison Higgins, Larry Woolard, Laura Mikszan, Doug Foley and Ed Ragsdale.