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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October – November
& December 2023
DID YOU KNOW?
When The “Waycross Victory” Ruled The High Seas
Waycross and Ware County men and women did more than their share to aid the effort in World War II. A little-known chapter in that effort was the building of the “Waycross Liberty.” Many Ware Countians drove daily to Brunswick to work in the Brunswick Shipyards, but the city’s namesake wasn’t built in Brunswick, but in Baltimore.
October – July, August & September 2023
In Memory of Susan Lott Clark
Susan Lott Clark, 98, passed away peacefully at her home on May 2, following a long and productive life. She was preceded in death over 20 years ago by her husband, Dr. S. William Clark, Jr., a prominent ophthalmologist in Waycross.
April, May & June 2023
Jewish American History in Waycross, GA
Despite the extreme level of population turnover, the Jewish community of Waycross began to organize in the 1920s. In 1920, Jews in the area first gathered to pray together. Four years later, 13 men officially organized a congregation, with Alex Gilmore as its first president.
October – Jan, Feb & March 2023 When Pogo’s Father Visited the Ok’fenok’
by Larry Purdom
Our memory returns to the good ol’ day of PogoFest and to the man who helped put our little corner of the world on the map. He was Walt Kelly, as almost everyone knows, the cartoonist who created Pogo…
October – December 2022
Gram Parsons Guitar Pull by Dave Griffin
Ingram Cecil Connor III, known to the world as Gram Parsons, spent the first 12 years of his life in the small, South Georgia railroad town of Waycross.
It was here in Waycross that he hunted and fished the Okefenokee Swamp …
April – June 2021
Waycross Entertainment History by Marla Howell
Waycross has a wealth of history but more specifically we are addressing two areas being those who performed live at our City Auditorium and the magnificent theaters of our town, one that hosted three world motion picture premiers.