Events

CONTENTS

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Fall Festival in Waycross @ Laura S. Walker State Park
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
FALL FESTIVAL

Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 24th year for this event.

For the campsite decoration contest: first place will win one night of free camping, second will win four one-hour kayak rentals, and third place wins four one-hour bike rentals. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets Bingo must be purchased separately. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. Volunteers needed! Please call the park office for details.

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Exchange Club Meeting @ Okefenokee Fair Association
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Oct
25
Fri
2019
2019 John P. Pike Memorial CPTC Golf Tournament
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Ceremony to Honor Local Vietnam Veterans @ Waycross City Auditorium
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Vietnam veterans from Ware and the surrounding counties have an opportunity to take part in a long-overdue public recognition of their military service at a certificate and lapel pin presentation ceremony taking place at Waycross City Auditorium, in Waycross (31501). Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby will join The City of Waycross and the GDVS Waycross Veterans Field Service Office in presenting the State’s Certificate of Honor and the Defense Department’s Commemorative Lapel Pin to Vietnam veterans who sign up for the ceremony. Both are presented for honorable military service during the Vietnam War era.

The deadline to sign up is 5 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2019. “It is never the wrong time to say thank you to a veteran, and that is especially true for the many Vietnam War veterans who were never properly thanked when they returned home,” said Commissioner Roby. “We hope to eventually present every Georgia veteran with a Certificate of Honor recognizing their service during the Vietnam War.” Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War (from June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975) is eligible to receive this certificate. This includes veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities. Vietnam veterans interested in participating should contact the GDVS Central Office via email at bzeringue@vs.state.ga.us with their DD Form 214 attached, or fax their information (name, address, and phone number) and DD Form 214 to 404-656-7006. Submissions should be marked with “Waycross Certificates.”

For more information call Brian Zeringue, GDVS Director of Public Information, at 404-656-5933. Vietnam veterans may also receive this honor posthumously. Surviving spouses may receive the state certificate and a Defense Department Certificate of Honor and lapel pin as long as the required documentation (veteran’s DD Form 214) is presented with the signup application. ### The state’s recognition of these veterans is part of the U. S. Department of Defense’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The Georgia Department of Veterans Service continues the Vietnam War Certificate of Honor program which began in the spring of 2015 with the support and cooperation of the Office of Governor Brian Kemp. The Georgia Vietnam War Certificate of Honor is personalized with the Vietnam War veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official U.S. Department of Defense’s Vietnam War Commemorative Partner logo. They are signed by Governor Kemp and Commissioner Roby. Of the over 27,500 certificates issued since March 2015, nearly 22,000 have been presented in over 330 “Certificate & Lapel Pin” honors ceremonies across Georgia. There are over 7,400 veterans who reside in Ware and the bordering counties, many of whom are Vietnam veterans. Additional information about the Certificate of Honor Program and other veteran benefits is available at www.veterans.ga.gov.

Oct
31
Thu
2019
Exchange Club Meeting @ Okefenokee Fair Association
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
WayGreen Local Fare Market @ Okefenokee Heritage Center
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
7
Thu
2019
Men’s Breakfast @ Jerry J's
Nov 7 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Exchange Club Meeting @ Okefenokee Fair Association
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Meeting @ Laura Walker State Park
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1st Thursday of Month
7 PM – 8 PM
Come join us at Group Shelter #1 for our monthly meeting. Meet volunteers and friends who care for the park and discuss upcoming events and current park projects. Learn about ways in which you can get involved and volunteer.
$5 parking. 912.287.4900.

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Crossroads Christian Academy Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spelling for a cause!

New Life Church, 2193 Golf Course Rd. Blackshear, GA 31516
$10 to watch, $15 to spell
Spelling Bee words will be provided upon completion and receipt of the registration form.
Awards: Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams of four. Teams can be formed outside of competition or individuals can be placed in a team.

Contact info – 912-490-2224 Vanessa Joyner, English Educator/ Fine Arts Coordinator or info@ccawaycross.com Entry forms can be mailed or dropped off to:
Crossroads Christian Academy, 2193 Golf Course Rd. Blackshear, GA 31516

Registration ends October 31, 2019
Please visit the school or one of our preferred locations to obtain a registration form. Thank you.

Nov
12
Tue
2019
Rise & Shine | Chamber of Commerce
Nov 12 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am

Join us for a Rise & Shine.

Each month the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours at a different members venue.

To see this location, please check out our Chambers website at waycrosschamber.org

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Exchange Club Meeting @ Okefenokee Fair Association
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Men’s Breakfast @ Jerry J's
Nov 21 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Exchange Club Meeting @ Okefenokee Fair Association
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, working to make our communities better places to live. Exchange’s Mission Statement was updated in January, after approval by the National Board of Directors. The concise phrasing more effectively communicates our mission to members, potential members and the general public.

Core Values

Each member of Exchange holds near to their heart three core values – Family, Community and Country. Commitment to Family is interpreted not only as one’s own family needs, but also those of all American families. Strengthening families, with a focus on youth, is addressed in many ways through Exchange’s Programs of Service. Commitment to the Community where an Exchangite resides is the focal point for each club’s efforts. Exchange is unique as a service organization in that it has the flexibility to structure projects that target the specific needs of a particular geographic location, rather than being restricted to a certain cause. Commitment to Country was born in the aftermath of World War II, a time of unquenchable patriotism. Exchangites are proud to join veterans and other civic groups in promoting Americanism as the rich blessing of democracy and freedom, and in educating today’s youth to cherish its values. These three values are translated into actions every day to bring about positive results through the work of hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of dedicated Exchange Club members every day.

Business after Hours | Chamber of Commerce
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Business After Hours.

Each month the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours at a different members venue.

To see this location, please check out our Chambers website at waycrosschamber.org