The Threatte Center

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08/24/2019

The last senior class to graduate in the Threatte Center (Lanier County High School Auditorium) is having their 50th class reunion tonight. Congratulations!

04/09/2019

The next Lakeland Opry is coming Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2 p.m., to celebrate Evans Memorial Camp in Lakeland. Admission FREE. A love offering will be taken at the end of the 90-minute gospel - country music tribute.

The Lakeland Opry is returning to The Threatte on Friday, February 22, 7 p.m. SAVE THE DATE!Ken Tripp is busy lining up ...
01/13/2019

The Lakeland Opry is returning to The Threatte on Friday, February 22, 7 p.m. SAVE THE DATE!

Ken Tripp is busy lining up a great new group of talent.

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01/13/2019

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10/23/2017
Exile "Kiss You All Over"

This same sound coming to Lakeland's The Threatte Center
November 17, 7:30; This is their 3rd visit to Lanier County.
Tickets: www.lakelandchamber.org

Exile performing "Kiss You All Over" at Music City Roots Live From The Factory on 1.25.2017

10/10/2017
Three Fifths Exile "Songwriters' Medley"

Exile will be coming back to Lakeland on November 17, 7:30 p.m.

These are tunes written by JP, Les and Sonny. "When She Cries" Restless Heart (Sonny LeMaire) "Beautiful Mess" Diamond Rio (Sonny LeMaire) "It Aint Easy Bein...

Oaklawn Foundation, BOE bringThreatte Center’s past to the futureThe Oaklawn Civic Center Foundation and the Lanier Coun...
09/27/2017

Oaklawn Foundation, BOE bring
Threatte Center’s past to the future

The Oaklawn Civic Center Foundation and the Lanier County Board of Education have agreed to let the Jim & Mary Threatte Arts & Civic Center to again serve the children of Lanier County through drama, arts, and music. The long-term arrangement gives the school system 11% ownership of this $2.7 million facility.

The BOE paid the Oaklawn Foundation $300,000 which was added to $304,000 from private donors and then passed through to make The Threatte Center free of mortgaged debt. This is the first taxpayer money paid to the Center or Foundation.

The partnership will give the BOE priority in calendar planning to help accommodate school events. Oaklawn will host concerts, weddings, receptions, festivals and other events as it has since the building was moved and restored in 2006. The Board of Elections will continue the use of the Center as a consolidated City and County Election precinct.

“The school board is excited about the possibilities that this agreement will accomplish for the district,” said Keith Humphrey, school superintendent. “The Threatte center is a historical treasure and will serve as a center for many school activities involving the arts programs our students participate in. The school district will now have a state of the art facility to produce and put on drams, and participate in literary one-act-play events, ”Humphrey added. “Our band concerts will benefit from the great acoustics and additional space needed to showcase our many talented musical students. From the concert band to our jazz ensemble, our local community can come enjoy the talent being developed at our middle and high schools.”

“The music program at Lanier Schools is now available to students at all of Lanier schools. There is interest in starting a choral program at the high school, and this would serve as an excellent place to perform. Art is also provided to all students and they will now have a great venue for displaying their creations for the public, explained Humphrey.

“The potential for the extra space in this facility to be used by the students of Lanier County is limited only by our imaginations,” he said

“This decision by members of the board of education will reap benefits for several decades to come in the future of our school district,” Humphrey concluded.

“The Jim & Mary Threatte Arts & Civic Center is a dream that came true,” said Larry Lee, Oaklawn board chair and one of the dreamers behind the transformation of The Center.

“Mrs. Nell Roquemore,” Lee continued, “ with deep family ties, love of local history and passion for her community had the vision. She was determined Lanier County needed a Community Center that would serve as a centerpiece for social and cultural activities. With single-minded determination, she promoted the old school building with gym and classrooms as the perfect choice.”

Jim and Mary Threatte were educators and pillars of the community. Mr. and Mrs. Threatte loved their students. They dedicated their careers to the education and development of Lanier County’s school system and its children.

“Through the efforts of many we worked together to preserve a piece of history and transform it into The Jim & Mary Threatte Arts & Civic Center. This is
a beautiful facility with history and purpose. It would be impossible to say how many people contributed to this project. Hundreds of local citizens and friends from neighboring communities gave time and money to make this dream a reality,” Lee said.

Oaklawn Board Members, Larry Lee, Chairman; Ben Copeland, 1st Vice President; Jimmy Allen, 2nd Vice President; Sandy Sanders, Secretary (ex officio member); Michelle Patten, Treasurer, Mary Carol Greene, Mike Lee, and Donald Patten all say a big “THANK YOU” to the Lanier County Board of Education and Oaklawn Foundation’s many generous supporters.

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09/27/2017

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03/28/2017

Night Out in Lanier schedule for March 31 has been Postponed until the Fall - http://bit.ly/2o24ha7

03/09/2017

It's that time! Night Out in Lanier and "Art on the Stage" is an annual fundraiser to benefit The Threatte Center. Get your ticket today for this March 31 event. Details below.

03/08/2017

It's that time! Night Out in Lanier and "Art on the Stage" is an annual fundraiser to benefit The Threatte Center. Get your ticket today for this March 31 event. Details below.

The Threatte Center
11/09/2016

The Threatte Center

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11/09/2016

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Come out and join us for an end of the year paddling event. Decorate you kayak or canoe....even jon boats welcome! Hot Chocolate and Cookies and smores will be provided! Don't want to get out on the water? Come watch and help judge the best decorated boat! https://facebook.com/events/2460096140933707/?ti=as
Admin falling down on the job...lol... Threatte Center Trunk or Treat's coming up on the 31st right?