Gala honoring fallen Americus police officers returns for second year

Gala honoring fallen Americus police officers returns for second year
The gala benefits the foundation formed in honor of two Americus police officers (Source: WALB)
Smarr Smith Foundation President Jimmy Wahley
Smarr Smith Foundation President Jimmy Wahley

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - An event honoring two fallen police officers in Americus is only a few days away.

On Saturday, the Smarr Smith Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Paint the Town Blue Gala at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Comedian Jeff Allen will perform followed by the band, Swingin' Medallions.

Smarr Smith Foundation President Jimmy Wahley said they anticipate a sell-out, just like last year.

"We have three tables left, which is 24 seats. I know they're going to sell out in the next couple days, couple hours. Get yours today. Smarr Smith Foundation.com," said Wahley.

The event is set for Saturday at the GSW Storm Dome.

It will start at 6 p.m. and it's black tie optional.

Money raised will go towards scholarships at the local colleges. It also helps fund local law enforcement agencies.

The foundation has already raised more than $30,000 since it was founded.

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