More than 170 supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia celebrated the Oscars on Sunday night.
The event is in its third year and generated “record revenue” for the club, said Bart McFadden, chief operating officer of the club.
This year’s event focused on the children who use the club every day. About 225 students a day go to activities in LaGrange, Hogansville and Pike County. The Oscar night festivities featured artwork from members of the Hogansville club, a spiritual dance performance by the LaGrange club’s dance team.
The organization’s 2013 Youth of the Year, Orlando Davis of the Pike County club, gave a speech at the event.
Davis, 17, is a senior at Pike County High School with a 3.4 GPA. He credits the club and its director, Rufus Clemmons, for helping redirect him toward a successful future.
The Oscar night celebration features a red carpet arrival for guests, along with a reception, dinner and silent auction.
The primary sponsors of the event are Mike Patton Auto Family, Emory Clark-Holder Clinic and Kia of LaGrange.