Roast to benefit New Frontier of Bartow County's Scholarship Fund Saturday
by Marie Nesmith
Mar 10, 2011 | 2431 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To help foster the education of Bartow's youth, Earnest Renfroe accepted the New Frontier of Bartow County Inc.'s offer to be its guest of honor at the annual Walter A. Johnson Sr. Roast Saturday.

"I felt that it was a civic duty to support the organization from the standpoint that they're using the funds as a fundraiser to support scholarships," Renfroe said. "I felt delighted to be given the opportunity to be a part of that. [I am] not really [nervous] because I know that if they tell the truth, I'll have to bear it, and if they lie, they'll have to repent."

A Cartersville resident, Renfroe is a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, currently enrolled at the Gwinnett Hall Bible College and a team manager for Shaw Industries Inc.'s Plant 15. Along with New Frontier, Renfroe is involved with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and activities relating to his church.

Starting at 7 p.m., the program will be held at the Cartersville Civic Center, 435 W. Main St. in Cartersville. The benefit also will feature a chicken or steak dinner provided by Dot Beavers and family.

"Proceeds from the event do go to the New Frontier Scholarship Fund, which culminates in the awarding of scholarships at our annual awards day banquet, which will this year be held on June 12," said Bryan Canty, president for New Frontier, a black men's service organization known for its largest community outreach project -- Feed the Community Dinner in November. "They are academic scholarships. Generally we award [at least] five scholarships. Some of our mission goals are the betterment of our society, educational progress and to make sure that there are equal opportunities in the job field as well."

Tickets for the Roast will be $25 per person. For more information, call Ralph Lowe at 404-512-8973 or Canty at 770-655-0927.