The event will be Sunday at Naylor Hall in Roswell and follows an American Idol format where singers will compete for studio time. Tickets to this formal event are $15, and entry into the singing competition is an additional $10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.
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.