February 2019
Homecoming Registration Now Open
Registration is now open 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 3 - 5  . Please join us for a powerful weekend full of fellowship and fun while celebrating recovery!

  • BBQ and Willingway Open House
  • Friday night Ice Cream Social
  • Saturday evening Pizza Party
  • Sober Dance with live DJ
  • Continuing Care Community Group Breakfast
  • Guest recovery speakers
  • Door prizes and much more!
A special thanks to alumni Christy L. and Mark O. for suggesting the winning 2019 theme - " Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny" - and to Taylor Lyon for designing a beautiful logo to accompany it.
After receiving such an overwhelmingly positive response regarding our new location for 2018, The Belle House , we have decided to utilize this space for 2019. Nestled on five acres of beautiful land surrounded by serene pine and oak trees, The Belle House is only minutes from downtown Statesboro. Discounted room rates are still available through SpringHill Suites  and if you are in need of transportation from the hotel to The Belle House, please contact Emily McFarland prior to Thursday, May 2, at emcfarland@willingway.com  or (912) 536-2769 and she will gladly arrange accommodations for you.
Willingway's 2018 Employee of the Year
We are proud to announce that Willingway's 2018 Employee of the Year is Housekeeper Linda Smith ! Linda has been working at Willingway for over 20 years and received this prestigious honor by a vote from her peers. Linda takes pride in her work and truly cares about both the patients and her co-workers, always finding a way to put a smile on everyone’s faces. Linda is pictured to the right and below with Willingway CEO Cherie Tolley at our annual Employee of the Year Ceremony. Way to go, Linda!
Marc Fomby, CPS Visits Willingway
Willingway was very excited to have Marc Fomby, CPS and his son, De'Marco Fomby, join us all the way from Mississippi to present "The Message in the Music", a continuing education workshop that explores the importance of media literacy and provides tools to critically analyze various genres of music to detect influences and suggestions that glorify and promote reckless, negative lifestyles, choices and decisions among today’s youth. Anyone who has ever attended one of Marc’s fun and interactive courses will tell you that his energy is contagious and this was no exception. Thanks to Marc for presenting at both Willingway and for teens at two of our local schools!
Alumni Updates
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Reply to this email or start a new message to  communications@willingway.com to publish:

  • Birth announcements
  • Marriages
  • New jobs
  • Sobriety/Wedding anniversaries
  • Obituaries
  • Spiritual support requests 

Use "Alumni News" in the subject line for all submissions and let us know where you are currently located. We welcome your photos. 

Deadline for inclusion is the 15th of each month
and as they say, thanks for sharing. 
Happenings Around The Way

Project Recovery and Because You Asked

We know that our alumni will be very excited to learn that Willingway has partnered with The Averitt Center for the Arts to create an immersive week of theater, dialogue, and education called " Project Recovery" The goal of this project is to destigmatize the views of addiction and people in recovery, while spotlighting the community services available to persons involved in the recovery process. At the heart of Project Recovery is Because You Asked, a dramatic adaptation of true-life stories of addiction and recovery. The production will inform audiences of the risks and effects of substance abuse, as well as provide insight into this human tragedy. Because You Asked will premiere in Statesboro, Georgia, September 16-22, 2019
Pictured above, beginning from the left and going clockwise, are Project Recovery Staff and Advisory Board members- Trish Tootle, Jamie Grady, Dr. Bobby Mooney, Connie Lawler, Raymond Scott, Clint Tootle, Rachel Morris, and Rachel Elkins.
Willingway Weekly Continuing Care Community Groups

Held weekly in the following cities, our care extends beyond the Statesboro campus
to provide ongoing support for those in recovery. Alumni, their families and friends,
and anyone with a touchpoint to recovery are welcome.

For detailed meeting location information and local contacts, please visit our Continuing Care page  or contact Director of Continuing Care and Outcomes Jason "JD" DuPell at 912.489.7218 or email him at jdupell@willingway.com

Atlanta - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Augusta - Saturdays, 10:00 am
Bluffton - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Charleston - Mondays, 6:30 pm
Macon - Mondays, 6:30 pm
Marietta - Thursdays, 7:00 pm
Raleigh - Mondays, 7:30 pm   
Statesboro - Mondays, 6:30 pm
 St. Simon's Island - Saturdays, 10:00 am
Jacksonville - Mondays, 6:00 pm
Jacksonville Beach - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm  
Warner Robins - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm  
Waycross - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Chandelier is a digital monthly publication for the Alumni, Family, and Friends of Willingway. For any questions about it or our Alumni program in general, please contact Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator Emily McFarland at emcfarland@willingway.com or 912.489.7277.