March – April 2018
Have you ever heard someone say there’s just nothing to do in Waycross? Well I’m proud to be part of several organizations that are doing a lot in Waycross.
March is a big month for the Okefenokee Heritage Center. We do one big fundraiser a year to raise money for our summer camp programs, The Color Run. This year we are going to be doing a drama camp, courtesy of Purlie Productions, in June and an Art Camp in July. All of the money raised for the Color Run goes right back into our community to support our artists. This year the Color Run is the Saturday before Easter, March 31st, and all registrations and sponsorships are tax deductible. You can help your community and your accountant at the same time.

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The Color Run was a great event

APRIL 10, 2018
“The Color Run is a great event for the community to experience art and support our kids. Over 48% of our community is below the poverty level and this program allows the OHC to supplement art education for our youth,” Executive Director Elizabeth Welch said.

OHC Gears up for God’s Trombones

Event FEB 2 & 3, 2018
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to partner with Purlie Productions, the Black Heritage Committee, and Antioch First African to present “God’s Trombones.”

Shakespeare in the Park Comes to Waycross

Event MAY 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2018
With funding from Georgia Council of the Arts, the Okefenokee Heritage Center and Purlie Productions are proud to present the first annual Shakespeare in the Park. Romeo and Juliet will premiere May 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th at the Okefenokee Heritage Center.

Third Annual Color Run

Event MARCH 31, 2018
Over 40 people and 6 published authors were present for 4th The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to host the Third Annual Color Run.

OHC gives the gift of Art and Music for Christmas

DEC 18, 2017
The Okefenokee Heritage Center in Waycross, GA is proud to fulfill the needs of our community by providing art and history outreach and education. Art education has historically helped students improve their grades, find fulfillment in their lives, and prepare them for careers.

Writer’s Guild Awards

Event NOV 6, 2017
Over 40 people and 6 published authors were present for 4th Annual Writer’s Guilds Awards. “We’re so proud of her,” The parents of winner Cheyenne Irby said. Students and adults submitted short stories and poetry to be judged by local officials and published authors.