Jimmy Carter, Paula Deen team up for fund-raiser in Plains

Jimmy Carter
FILE - In a Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown, in Plains, Ga. Former President Carter said Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, that no cancer was detected in his latest scan. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) – Two of Georgia’s best-known celebrities are using painting as a backdrop for a fund-raising event in the south Georgia town of Plains.

Organizers of “Painting, Paula and a President” say the Jan. 23 event will feature former President Jimmy Carter and celebrity chef Paula Deen.

Local newspaper sources report that people can give $500 to attend a painting class with Carter and Deen and taught by Atlanta-area artist James Richards.

Other opportunities include a $2,000 package that includes a room at the Plains Inn for the Jan. 23 “Saturday Night Sleepover” in the historic inn that Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter helped to restore.

The newspaper reports that “Painting, Paula and a President” will benefit Plains Better Hometown, which maintains Carter’s hometown; and Friends of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.

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