Thursday, Oct 5, 2006
The fifteenth annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration was held in the park from Friday, September 15th, to Sunday, September 17th. About 15,000 people attended the event. Around 2,400 fourth graders attended the âschool dayâ portion of the event on Friday. More than 250 Native Americans participated in this yearâs celebration. The park was assisted by rangers and maintenance workers from Andersonville, Big South Fork, Chattahoochee, Cumberland Gap, Gulf Islands, Jimmy Carter, Kennesaw Mountain, Martin Luther King, Timucuan and Southeast Regional Office. Also providing support were local deputies, Ocmulgee National Monument Association staff, and volunteers. Altogether, 110 volunteers contributed 900 hours to the event. Two medical cases occurred; both were transported to the hospital. The event was managed under ICS, with chief ranger Guy LaChine serving as IC.