Monday, November 17, 2014

Share America Foundation chooses Southern gospel singer for scholarship

The Share America Foundation, Inc. announced its second 2014 scholarship winner recently at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga.

The events help fund the organization’s Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship. Pearl and Floyd Franks are the late parents and former entertainment managers of actor/entertainer Randall Franks, "Officer Randy Goode" from TV's "In the Heat of the Night." The scholarship honor students excelling in the Appalachian musical arts.

Southern gospel singer Aimee Garner of Ringgold, Ga. was selected as the Catoosa County recipient 2014 scholarship.

"I was so surprised when Mr. Randall Franks awarded me with this scholarship," she said. "I appreciate this wonderful blessing that will be used to further my ministry."

Garner is a graduate of Heritage High School attending Dalton College. She is studying marketing.

"My greatest desire is to travel and sing, however I plan on finishing my Bachelor's degree in marketing," she said.

Garner is the daughter of Brian and Tami Porter of Ringgold, Ga. and Jerry Garner of Rossville, Ga. She is the 
granddaughter of Joe and Betty Perkins and Dilbert and Doris Garner of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

 “We were honored to present $500 to assist her as she pursues her college studies,” said Share America Chairman Gary Knowles.

Her latest CD is “This Little Light."  

"'This Little Light' is currently out and I have another CD on the way called 'The Way Home" that will be out by the beginning of next year," she said.

She records for A&G Records with Gerald Crabb and Alisa Asbury as producers.

“Aimee is a tremendously talented singer and has a stage presence that will definitely open many doors to her as she encourages others with her gifts,” Franks said.

For more information, visit Aimee Garner artist page on Facebook. 
"I would greatly appreciate your prayers and support, " she said.

Share America Foundation Board members include Franks, Knowles, Jimmy Terrell, vice chairman; James Pelt, secretary; and Jerry Robinson, Sr., vice president; and Adam Cathey.

The next Sacred Sounds Fridays is January 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot in Ringgold, Ga. Admission is a $5 donation. Franks will host the event.

For more information about the organization and its programs, contact Share America, P.O. Box 42, Tunnel Hill, Ga. 30755 or visit

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