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Currahee Military Weekend - A Patriotic Salute and Glimpse of Toccoa
If you’re like us, you love the July 4th and all patriotic holidays. It gives us the chance to celebrate America’s freedom and thank our courageous veterans. Coming in October, the mountain town of Toccoa Georgia will celebrate the proud history of the U.S. Military in and over a four day weekend. After all, here’s where America’s first paratroopers were trained.
From the opening parade on the Friday night dance at the Armory, here you’ll experience a close sense of community while thousands attend the event. Things to do in Toccoa GA during the event include savoring classic southern food such as chicken and biscuits or testing your fitness level at the Currahee Mountain Challenge Run, then finishing off the day with a dinner banquet at Camp Toccoa the dancing the night away with a few hundred friends dressed in vintage clothing.
Here’s what’s happening, when and where:
Thursday - October 5, 2017 7:00pm
“Salute to the Troops”, a Savannah River Production, will be shown at the Downtown Historic Ritz Theatre
Friday - October 6, 2017
- Chamber of Commerce BBQ 11:30am-1:00pm
- World War II book signing 1:00pm-5:00pm
- USO Swing Dance at the Armory 7:00pm
Saturday - October 7, 2017
- Currahee Challenge Run at Currahee Mountain 7:00am
- VFW Breakfast 7:00am - 11:00am
- Canteen Lunch
- Downtown Veterans Parade 1:00pm
- Memorabilia Show
- Dedication “Colonel Bob Sink” Exhibit
- Encampments & Reenactments
- Currahee Banquet at Camp Toccoa 6:00pm
Sunday - October 8, 2017
Honor and Tribute to Veterans at Camp Toccoa 8:30am
In 1942, the U.S government acquired the site of Camp Toccoa in Georgia where paratroopers were trained. More than 18,000 soldiers have learned their skill set at Camp Toccoa. The Currahee Military Museum tells the story of trainees who spent time in Toccoa, to become some of the most physically fit soldiers in the Army. It is housed in the Toccoa Train Station, along with the Toccoa Stephens County Welcome Center.
The old train station is still in operation. Amtrak stops in town on its way north and south on the southern route. The historic Southern Crescent, now known officially as the Amtrak Crescent, runs twice-a-day between New York City and New Orleans with stops that include Toccoa, Gainesville and Atlanta ... an amenity that adds to the uniqueness of the beautiful mountain town. You might be surprised to see all the fun things to do in Toccoa GA.
Stop any resident on the streets of downtown and they’ll be quick to share why they love living in Toccoa. The friendly people, the old town nostalgia and being surrounded by an outdoor recreational mecca quickly come to mind. In Toccoa, you’ll find spectacular waterfalls like Toccoa Falls and 2,689 acre Tallulah Gorge State Park. The Tallulah Gorge has a 1,000 foot drop and is where six waterfalls finish. Lake Hartwell is another Toccoa favorite. A 56,000 acre lake that cascades into both Northern Georgia and Western South Carolina.
Another significant attribute of Toccoa is the Currahee Club, one of the top golf courses in Georgia and it overlooks Lake Hartwell. Here folks can live with the modern amenities yet be able enjoy the nostalgia and throwback feelings of a small town. Here club members can spend the day at home, playing on one of the finest golf courses in America and finish off the day at the community’s 48,000 square foot mountaintop clubhouse overlooking Lake Hartwell. And spend the next day treasure hunting in the antique shops in downtown or grab a seared burger at Bell’s Drive-In Restaurant.
Currahee Club has a close sense of community too. It’s a community where residents take guided tours of nearby towns together, where they enjoy outdoor concerts and a farmer’s market at the sports campus, and themed dinners and cooking classes in the clubhouse.
Here’s an overview of Currahee Club amenities:
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- 18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Jim Fazio
- Practice Facility and Putting Greens
- 48,000 Square Foot Golf Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining
- Currahee Club Sports Campus with resort-style Swimming Pool, two Tennis Courts and Fitness Center
- Children’s Playground and Ball Courts
- Currahee Club Lake Park Pavilion and Covered Community Boat Docks
Property owners love living here scoring the community a whopping 94 out of 100! “Beautiful, natural setting with top of the line amenities and clubhouse. Elegant homes nestled into the woods and hills. Beautiful views of the clear, unspoiled air in every direction!” is how one describes it.
Build your dream home or choose from one of the beautiful homes by Currahee Home Builders, Oakbrook Homes or Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Homes for sale at Currahee Club begin in the high $300’s or homesites begin in the $70’s. We encourage you to plan a visit, tour the fully-furnished model homes, and experience the Southern charm, inimitable taste and overwhelming inspiration this community embodies. Whether it’s for the Currahee Military Weekend or anytime during the magnificent fall foliage season.
Call Currahee Club direct to schedule at 888.560.2582 to schedule a tour.