Jimmy Wayne is an author, advocate, songwriter and country music artist. He released his self-titled, debut album in 2003, with two songs reaching the Top Ten on the Billboard country music charts. A second album, Do You Believe Me Now, was released in August 2008 and its title track became his first #1 hit. In 2010, Jimmy established Project Meet Me Halfway, and walked more than 1,700 miles across America to raise awareness for displaced teenagers who outgrow the foster care system. He was named the national spokesperson for CASA that same year. He is the youngest ever recipient of the Salvation Army's prestigious William Booth Award. A documentary on the walk is now being completed and is scheduled to be released in the coming year.
Wayne is also the author of the recently released book, "Paper Angels" (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster) and has finished writing and recording a new CD. Music from the new recording, which was inspired by the people met and places seen during his 1,700-mile walk, will be released in 2012.
Dinner tickets: $35 per person, $30 for students
Tickets can be purchased at the Student Affairs office in the Rhoades Center, or at the CASA office: Venango County CASA, 206 Seneca Street, Suite 35.