Benefit to honor Martin’s memory



ALBANY, Ga. — Soon, the volunteer Flint River Fuller Center at Lake Blackshear will complete construction of a new home in Warwick.

Dedicated to the memory of Wendy Martin, a founding member of that chapter of the Fuller group and of the Warwick United Methodist Church which gave it life, the home will be presented to a deserving disadvantaged applicant, who will purchase it under favorable terms. Martin, former executive with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, died of cancer in 2011.

“A Night to Remember Wendy Martin” will be presented Thursday by Connecting the Dots, an organization of “individuals touched by cancer,” at Merry Acres Event Center on Dawson Road. According to Hannah Hendley, co-founder of Connecting the Dots, all proceeds of the event will benefit the Flint River Fuller Center for the Wendy Martin Legacy House.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature heavy hors d’oeurves, live and silent auctions and acoustic entertainment by Stephen Harrell as well as The Loose Chain Band, Hendley said. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 the day of the event.

According to Hendley, a number of prizes will be auctioned, including a trip for two to the Kentucky Derby in 2013, a trip to Nashville for the Country Music Awards and a three-night package for the 2013 Masters Tournament. Plantation quail hunting and a deep-sea fishing excursion will be auctioned as well. There will be a cash bar at the event, Hendley said.

Connecting the Dots was founded in 2011 by Hendley and her mother, Carole Scholar, to benefit those with cancer or to further the search for a cure. According to Jenny Liston, Martin’s daughter, the primary purpose for the Fuller Center benefit is to allow those who knew Martin to see their contributions at work. Martin was Hendley’s godmother.

For tickets to the event contact Hendley, (229) 894-9051 or Pamela Lash, (229) 886-7284.