Photo: Bendall, Congressman Graves, Senator Rogers, Costello. Photo courtesy of www.photojack.net
An evening of fun and laughs benefitting the Malon D. Mimms Boys & Girls Club of Cherokee County was held on Thursday, September 9th. Senator Chip Rogers was roasted by Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, Congressman Tom Graves, Pete Costello, Immediate Past-Chair, Cherokee County Republican Party, and Jon Rogers, Senator Rogers’ brother.
“I’ve had the opportunity to roast others, but have never been the one getting roasted. It was fun and painful all at the same time. However, the cause of the Boys & Girls Club is what’s most important. I was honored to help in any way possible,” said Senate Majority Leader Rogers.
The evening guests included the Senator Jack Murphy, and Representatives Mark Hamilton, Calvin Hill, Sean Jerguson and Charlice Byrd, Cherokee County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens, Sheriff Roger Garrison, State Court Judge Alan Jordan, Clerk of Court Patty Baker, and School Board member Robert Rechsteiner, along with hundreds of supporters of the Boys & Girls Club.
“We are grateful to all who made this evening a tremendous success…The funds raised from the annual Charity Roast help the local Boys & Girls Club offer after school services, leadership development programs and a safe haven for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in our community. By pulling together, we can make a difference.” – Jerry Cooper, Cherokee County Manager and event chair
While Senator Rogers’ took the heat, the audience enjoyed an entertaining evening, emceed by Jamie Bendall of The Punchline Comedy Club.