Wewahitchka gathers to celebrate local history

Under tents behind the Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka, members of the community gathered last Saturday, November 12, to take in some local history and catch up over live music and free food.  

The event – Wewahitchka’s second annual Local History Day – has been in the works for several months after organizers began brainstorming ideas to preserve local history.  

Booths representing several local organizations were decorated with old newspaper clippings and antiques.

Ann Johnson, the president of the Wewahitchka Historical Society, said she thought the event was a success, even though turnout was slightly lower than the year prior.

“I want to thank everyone who helped put the event on,” she said. “Especially the Friends of the Wewahitchka Library, who really took the lead with organizing the event.”

Guests also enjoyed children’s crafts and activities, a raffle and good company as the event carried into Saturday afternoon. 


Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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