Act Together Ministries has been chosen as the recipient of the 36th Annual Lawrence Awards charity benefit.
The event will be held Sept. 9 at in Roswell and follows an American Idol format where singers will compete for studio time.
Act Together Ministries is a children’s charity in Alpharetta. Act Together serves children in distress, specifically foster children, children from low-income families and children in single parent homes. Programs and services are open to families throughout the north metro Atlanta area.
The Lawrence Awards began many years ago with a local Atlanta-area pianist, Larry Williams, who had a large following of singers who performed with him at local piano bars. He wanted a way to help his singers out and also provide a better Christmas for local underprivileged children. He organized a show with his signers to benefit 15 children from the Salvation Army. With the money raised,
the group went shopping for the children, then had a big party wrapping the presents and singing carols. Larry has passed away, but his legacy is kept alive through The Lawrence Awards that benefit similar charities.
Tickets to the formal event are $10 and entry into the singing competition is an additional $10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.