"This is our largest fundraiser and very important to our operation," executive director Denny Whitesel said. "We are hoping to raise $10,000."
The keynote speaker for this year’s event is former Atlanta Braves star Otis Nixon. Nixon is best known for shar-ing the major league single game record for stolen bases and for making an over-the-wall catch on July 25, 1992, to rob Cardinals' outfielder Andy Van Slyke of a homerun.
Nixon is now CEO of On-Track promotions and president of the On-Track Center. According to his website, his ministry of On-Track Center Housing is for men and women, providing housing to convicted felons who remain in prison after their release has been authorized.
Because these people have no residential options, they must remain in prison. More information can be found at OtisNixon.com.
The Center for HOPE is northwest Georgia's largest faith-based counseling center. It has offices in Ringgold and Summerville (Project HOPE), with the main office on the Erlanger at Hutcheson campus in Fort Oglethorpe.
The 5-year-old center has helped thousands of people seeking help, whether in their full-service counseling cen-ter or with food and clothing offered through The Ark.
The Ark is a community resource center soon to be located in the Bi-Lo Center on Battlefield Parkway.
Vouchers are given out needy or burned-out individuals to help with clothing or household items needs.
The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 706-866-0917. Individual seats are $100 each, while corporate tables cost $600.
Entertainment will be provided by the Rock City Four barbershop quartet, along with Dennis Massengale and others.