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Willingway Homecoming 2018: Rocketed into the Fourth Dimension

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The Belle House

380 Westside Road

Statesboro, GA 30458

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Please join Willingway for our 42nd Annual Homecoming Weekend: "Rocketed into the Fourth Dimension." We welcome returning Alumni and their families as well as friends of Willingway to Statesboro on April 27- 29 for a weekend full of fellowship and fun while celebrating recovery!

Special thanks to 2012 alumna Lindsay B. of Brunswick, GA for suggesting the winning 2018 theme and Jason D. and Emily M. for designing a stellar logo to accompany it.

Weekend Details

Meetings - All held at The Belle House in Statesboro, GA

  • Friday @ 8 pm - Open Sharing / Gratitude Meeting; opened by Emily M., Statesboro, GA
  • Saturday @ 10 am – Al-Anon Speaker Meeting – Barbara T., Athens, GA
  • Saturday @ 7 pm - A.A. Speaker Meeting – Crockett H., Columbia, SC
  • Sunday @ 9:30 am – Continuing Care Community Group Breakfast
  • Sunday @ 11 am - A.A. Speaker Meeting – Lisa G., Athens, GA

Additional Events

  • Friday @ 9 am - Recovery Round Golf Tournament, Savannah Quarters, Pooler, GA
  • Friday following the Gratitude Meeting – Banana Split Bar with Photo Booth, Belle House
  • Saturday following the 10 am Speaker Meeting – Barbecue & Open House, Willingway Campus
  • Saturday @ 6 pm - Pizza Party, Belle House
  • Saturday following 7 pm Speaker Meeting – Dance Party with live music, Belle House
  • Sunday @ 9:30 am – Continuing Care Community Group Breakfast (Open to anyone who would like to attend!)

*Extended Treatment Alumni Events*

House Reunions - Please note that these gatherings are for past participants and current clients

  • Thursday @ 6 pm - Lee Street and By-the-Grace ladies will get together for eating at 6 followed by a sharing meeting at 7. Food will be provided by the ladies of Lee Street, along with beverages.
  • Thursday @ 6 pm - Louie's House and Broad 90 also plan to meet in the early evening, with eating at 6 pm and a sharing meeting around 7. Food and drinks will be provided. Please note that this event will take place at the new Louie’s House. Please contact Emily McFarland at emcfarland@willingway.com or (912) 489-7277 for directions.
  • Friday @ 5 pm - The Rez women are hosting their reunion at 5 pm and the evening will include a meal provided by the women along with a sharing meeting. The event will conclude in time for everyone to make it over to The Belle House in time for the opening meeting at 8 pm.
  • Friday @ 5 pm - The Lodge men will gather to eat at 5 (food and drinks will be provided), followed by a gratitude meeting around 6, finishing in time to leave for the 8 pm Homecoming meeting.
  • To RSVP for a House Reunion, or if you have any questions, please contact Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator Emily McFarland at emcfarland@willingway.com or (912) 489-7277.

Important Registration and Will Call Information

  • Please pre-register--this helps us keep costs down, which benefits you!
  • Onsite registration prices will increase the weekend of Homecoming.
  • Click the green Register link at the top right of the page for online registration.
  • To register by phone, please call Emily McFarland at 912.489.7277.
  • Make sure to print and bring your registration confirmation or photo ID so we can look up your registration at will call.
  • Registration and will call for packet pickup will open Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Springhill Suites Board Room located inside the hotel lobby and will be available at that location on April 27 until 6:00 p.m. Registration and will call for packet pickup will also be available at the Belle House beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, running through Sunday. Additionally, registration/will call will be open at Saturday's BBQ on the Willingway main campus.


Main Registration Adults (13 and over) ..... $35

One Day Pass Adults (13 and over) ..... $20

Youth (12 and under) ..... No charge

Food ..... Included in registration costs

Recovery Round Golf Tournament ..... $75

T-shirts will be available for sale in the Event Tent during Homecoming for $15.

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms have been blocked and are available to guests at Springhill Suites with rates from $104 to $114 per night. Please call (912) 489-0000 and reference "Willingway Homecoming" to reserve your room or click here to do so online. Please note that the SHS room block will close on March 30. The Belle House is a ten-minute drive from Springhill Suites and maps will be available at the concierge desk.

Parking at The Belle House

Parking at The Belle House is limited to 120 spaces, but have no fear for there is additional parking down the road at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. We will provide complimentary shuttle service from the school parking lot to The Belle House. Carpooling is encouraged! If you have special needs where you must park close to the venue, or if you are in need of transportation from Springhill Suites to The Belle House, please contact Emily McFarland prior to Thursday, April 26, at emcfarland@willingway.com or (912) 536-2769 and she will gladly arrange accommodations for you.

Recovery Round Golf Tournament - Friday, April 27 @ 9 am, Savannah Quarters Country Club

Our golfing alum and friends are invited to an 18-hole scramble at Savannah Quarters Country Club. Tournament registration fee of $75 includes cart and greens fees, range balls, boxed lunch, drinks and snacks, prizes and a commemorative souvenir. The tournament will allow up to 40 participants, grouped by four--please be sure to register early to secure your spot!

Contact Thompson Grove at tgrove@willingway.com or 912.678.4595 with pairing preferences and questions. Thompson can also help coordinate transportation if you need it. Savannah Quarters is located at 8 Palladian Way, Pooler, GA 31322.

Banana Split Bar and Photo Booth - Friday, April 27, immediately following the 8 pm Sharing Meeting, Belle House

Frozen sweet treats for everyone and a great time to gather and catch up with old friends and make new ones over banana splits or traditional scoops after Friday night's meeting. A Photo Booth will be onsite, giving our alumni a very special souvenir to return home with from Homecoming’s opening night! The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. 380 Westside Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

BBQ/Open House - Saturday, April 28 immediately following 10 am Speaker Meeting, Willingway

Be there for our annual BBQ and open house on the Willingway grounds. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. Face painting, a children's bounce house, facility tours and our famous Slop Bucket Challenge will add to the fun! 311 Jones Mill Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

Pizza Party - Saturday, April 28 @ 6 pm before Speaker Meeting, Belle House

Join us for our traditional pizza dinner at The Belle House followed by a speaker meeting at 7 pm. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. 380 Westside Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

Dance Party - Saturday, April 28, immediately following 7 pm speaker meeting, Belle House

You and your guests will not want to miss the legendary Homecoming dance party on Saturday, April 28, immediately following the 7 pm speaker meeting. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. The dance The Belle House with live music from Chillula, an R&B/hip-hop/funk dance band and DJ from St. Augustine, Florida.

Continuing Care Community Group Breakfast – ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND! - Sunday, April 29 @ 9:30 am, Belle House

Gather in the main ballroom at 9:30 am for a continental breakfast and overview of our Continuing Care Community Group program. During this session, our Continuing Care Facilitators will be highlighted and information will be provided about what is Continuing Care, with special guest speakers describing the importance that their local group has played in their recovery. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to be there! 380 Westside Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

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