The Winterville Center

Community and Culture in Winterville, Georgia

The Winterville Center for Community and Culture is located in charming Winterville, GA on 371 N. Church St. It is inside the renovated building of the former Winterville High School. 

The old Winterville High School sat vacant for sixty years. The last graduating class walked through its doors in 1956. As the ravages of time took a toll on the once-proud building, the roof began to leak, windows were broken. And the bathroom walls had caved in.  Mold and mildew covered the walls and no one seemed to care.

In 2009, after 12 years of negotiations between the City of Winterville and the Athens-Clarke County Board of Education, the City acquired the deeds to the former Winterville High School and the auditorium next door for $1 each.  These buildings were the last remaining structures of several schools on that site since 1880.

What a difference in 2016. Through the combined efforts of Winterville citizens and city leaders, a rebirth has taken place. The building is proud once again. Come visit us and see the modern demonstration kitchen with a gas range and convection oven, two dishwashers, a commercial ice maker, a refrigerator, a freezer, and counter space everywhere. Sit with sixty of your friends at round tables in the dining and activity room. Watch a movie or a PowerPoint presentation using our AV equipment. Take an art or a chess class in one of the brightly colored classrooms. Walk the hallway art exhibit.  Enjoy our new facility; share in Winterville's pride.

Enjoy our facility; share in Winterville's' pride.

The Winterville Center in Winterville, GA

Building Before the Renovations

Photos courtesy of Donnie Seagraves.

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Photos courtesy of Emma Anzalone Foley


We are hiring instructors for:

Tai Chi
SilverSneakers Instructors
Arts & Crafts
Sewing (Found!)
Line Dancing
Ballroom Dancing
Extreme Couponing
Card Playing Groups
Lecture Topics

If you are an instructor in any of the above categories or another type of class and live near Winterville GA, please contact JoAnn at 706-742-0823.


JoAnn Snow

Managing Director


Michelle Vetter

Marketing Manager


Maggie Mobley



Community Center Advisory Council

This council will ensure that we are serving our adult citizens especially seniors and the Winterville Community as a whole with multi-level programming and events. This council will be charged with assisting in activities as laid out by the Center Director. This council will serve to aid the Director in creating and sustaining a successful business model for the Center.

Council of Advisors:

JoAnn Snow
Michelle Vetter
Dr. Tess Vaughn
Matt Scott
Kenneth Tweedell
Savannah Hembree
Kenneth Storey
Tony Tolbert

Holiday Closings

The Center is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Week