"It's just a good organization. It's something that I felt inclined to jump on board and help out with," Keith Milner, pastor and retired investigator from the BCSO who has helped to organize the event, said.
Attendance will be free for the Friday night event and a love offering will be collected for anyone wishing to donate. Separate donations also may be given.
"All the proceeds go to the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes for troubled kids," Milner said.
According to their website, www.georgiasheriffs.org, the organization began in 1960 when Georgia sheriffs collaboratively decided to open a safe environment for children to live and grow. The original location opened in Hahira as the Georgia Sheriff's Boys Ranch. Since then, four additional homes have opened across the state to include areas of Dalton, Chatsworth, LaGrange and Nunez.
In a news release, Sheriff Clark Millsap said the department works to contribute as much as possible.
"We are always in search of unique opportunities to raise additional funds to be put toward this and other worthy causes," Millsap said. "I am proud of the tremendous response and the generous contributions last year and anticipate an even greater response this year."
Scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, the benefit will see performances from three vocalists, including The Diplomats, Matt Dibler and the Renewed Trio along with Keith Milner's local quartet.
"They're very good and put on a really good singing," Milner said of his fellow performers. "People will really enjoy it."