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Willingway Homecoming 2019: Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny

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The Belle House

380 Westside Road

Statesboro, GA 30458

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Please join Willingway for our 43rd Annual Homecoming Weekend: "Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny." We welcome returning Alumni and their families as well as friends of Willingway to Statesboro on May 3rd - 5th for a weekend of fellowship and fun while celebrating recovery!

A special thanks to alumni Christy L. and Mark O. for suggesting the winning 2019 theme and Taylor Lyon for designing a beautiful logo to accompany it.

Weekend Details

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

  • Friday @ 8 pm - Alumni Recovery Speaker - Alan P., Columbus, GA
  • Saturday @ 10 am – Family Recovery Speaker Meeting – Alecia C., Bainbridge, GA
  • Saturday @ 7 pm - Recovery Speaker Meeting – James T., Athens, GA
  • Sunday @ 9:00 am – Continuing Care Community Group Breakfast with Recovery Speakers

Additional Events

  • Friday following the Gratitude Meeting – Ice Cream Social, 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, Belle House

Extended Treatment Alumni Events

***Please note that the schedule and location for some of the reunions have changed for 2019***

These gatherings are for past program participants and current clients. Each reunion will take place on Friday, May 3rd, at 5:00 p.m. with snacks and beverages provided. Please see below for information regarding the locations. All extended treatment reunions will conclude in time for everyone to make it over to The Belle House for Homecoming Kickoff at 8 pm.

  • Cornerstone and Broad 90: This event will take place at Cornerstone and all Louie’s House, Cornerstone, and Broad 90 graduates are welcome to attend.

  • Lee Street, The Rez, and By the Grace: The women of the extended treatment plan to try something new this year. Instead of having separate reunions, Lee Street, The Rez, and By the Grace will come together to host a gathering for all of the women who went through Willingway's extended treatment. This event will take place at Lee Street.

  • The Lodge: This reunion will take place at The Men's Lodge and all graduates of The Lodge are invited to attend.

To RSVP for a reunion, or if you have any questions or are in need of directions, please contact Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator Emily McFarland at emcfarland@willingway.com or by calling (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.

  • On-site registration and will call for those that have pre-registered will open Friday evening (5/3/19) at 7:00 p.m. at the Belle House, running through Sunday. Additionally, registration/will call will be available at Saturday's BBQ on the Willingway main campus.

Pricing

  • Full Weekend Adults (13 and over) ..... $35

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

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

  • Food ..... Included in registration costs

  • T-shirts will be available for sale at the registration table during Homecoming for $15.



Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are available at Springhill Suites in Statesboro, GA 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 April 15th. 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. Carpooling is encouraged! If you have special needs regarding parking, or if you are in need of transportation from Springhill Suites to The Belle House, please contact Emily McFarland prior to Thursday, May 2nd, at emcfarland@willingway.com or (912) 536-2769 and she will gladly arrange accommodations for you.



Ice Cream Social - Friday, May 3rd, immediately following the 8 pm Alumni Speaker Meeting, Belle House

Frozen sweet treats for everyone! This is 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. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. 380 Westside Road, Statesboro, GA 30458


BBQ/Open House - Saturday, May 4th, immediately following 10 am Family Recovery Speaker Meeting, Willingway

Join us for our annual BBQ and open house on Willingway's main campus at 311 Jones Mill Road, Statesboro, GA, 30458. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. Face painting, a children's bounce house, facility tours, and our annual Pie Throwing Challenge, which raises money for The Boys & Girls Club and Project Recovery, will add to the fun!


Pizza Party - Saturday, May 4th @ 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, May 4th, immediately following 7 pm Speaker Meeting, Belle House

You and your guests will not want to miss the legendary Homecoming dance party with a live DJ immediately following the Saturday night speaker. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. 380 Westside Road, Statesboro, GA 30458


Continuing Care Community Group Breakfast with Recovery Speakers – Sunday, May 5th @ 9:00 am, Belle House - All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

After receiving such an overwhelmingly positive response to our Sunday morning programming in 2018, we have decided to host another Continuing Care Community Group Breakfast in 2019. Gather in the main ballroom at 9:00 am on Sunday, May 5th, for breakfast and an overview of our Continuing Care Community Group Program. During this session, we will highlight our Continuing Care Facilitators and special guest recovery speakers will describe the impact that Willingway and their local group has had on their recovery. The cost to attend is included in the general Homecoming registration fee. Everyone is welcome.



Please feel free to contact Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator, Emily McFarland, with any and all Homecoming related questions or comments. To get in touch, you may email her at emcfarland@willingway.com or by calling (912) 489-7277. Happy Homecoming!




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380 Westside Road

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