Elijah Parker, First Volunteer Bank VP

First Volunteer Bank Vice President Elijah Parker shows off a Fender guitar valued at over $900 and other drawing items that Share America will give away Friday, Nov. 11. Tickets are available at First Volunteer Bank and It's Sew Time in Ringgold.

The Share America Foundation, Inc. is in the last few weeks of donations leading up to its annual drawing at its Friday, Nov. 11, concert at the Ringgold Depot.

The Catoosa County 501-C3 focuses on perpetuating the Appalachian arts and presents the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship to youth continuing the traditional sounds of Appalachian music.

“We have been accepting ticket donations throughout the year at our concerts and some area businesses. Folks still have the opportunity to participate during October,” said Randall Franks, Share America president. “Just stop by First Volunteer Bank on Alabama Highway or It’s Sew Time on Nashville Street, both in Ringgold, and get your tickets.”

The drawing includes an acoustic Fender guitar with built-in pickup and case from Bigham’s Music of Dalton, a handmade quilt from Flowers Fabrics in Ringgold, a vintage Marilyn Monroe framed image from Vera Twiddy, a handmade oak table from Jim Ricketts of Dayton, Tenn., and a pureWash HR Molecule Generator from Ruth Worley.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and the participants do not have to be present to win. Winners will pick up item in Ringgold and pose for photos, Franks said

“We could not encourage youth without the help and support of those who attend our concerts and local business partners and donors who help with fundraisers such as this,” Franks said. “They have helped us make a difference in the lives of many young talented musicians. We are hopeful folks can help us reach our goal of raising $2,000 with this fundraiser.”

Ruth Worley volunteers each year to gather items for the organization’s concert door prizes, silent auctions and annual drawing.

"Ruth works throughout the year to bring a spirit of fun to what we do," Franks said. "We are so thankful to her and all our those who assist."

Share America will host the Nov. 11 concert with the Hullender Family at 7:30 p.m. at the Ringgold Depot. Donation for admission is $6. Visit shareamericafoundation.org for more information.