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Community Involvement

No man can become rich without himself enriching others.

Andrew Carnegie

At Walthall Oil Company, we are thankful for the Central Georgia community who has supported our business since our humble beginnings in 1952. We’re committed to being involved in the Central Georgia community and enriching the region by participating in local organizations and monetary support for events and non-profits. 

The Walthall Charity Fund

The Walthall Charity Fund is a donor-advised fund established with the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. Through this partnership, Walthall Oil Company has established a lasting legacy of giving that will continue to positively impact our community for generations.

Local Organizations We Support

Walthall Oil Company contributes to dozens of local organizations each year. The following are just some of the organizations that are near and dear to our family:

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Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Frank Walthall III, our President and CEO, has served on the board of directors since the inception of Macon Regional Crimestoppers. He is regularly engaged in all of the organization’s great work for the community. Each November, Walthall Oil Company serves as a Platinum Sponsor for the annual Macon Regional Crimestoppers banquet.

Macon Regional Crimestoppers is a local non-profit serving the Bibb, Baldwin, Houston, Jones, Twiggs, Crawford, Monroe, and Peach counties. Through Crimestoppers’ deployed systems and the cooperation with local law enforcement agencies and the 911 Center, citizens in our community have a safe, secure, and confidential means to report crimes. If a ‘tip’ results in an arrest – a reward is paid confidentially and anonymously.

Local law enforcement agencies conduct Crimestoppers investigations, but a board of directors made up of citizens from a broad cross-section of the community is responsible for establishing Macon Regional Crimestoppers’ policy, raising funds, and determining the amount and method of reward payments. Macon Regional Crimestoppers is a non-profit corporation funded by contributions from the community and federal programs.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

Each March, Macon comes alive with color as over 350,000 pink Yoshino cherry trees begin to bloom. The Cherry Blossom Festival attracts thousands of visitors to our city, and for ten days, we celebrate delicious food, live music, arts and crafts, and everything pink.

One of the Cherry Blossom Festival highlights is the Bed Race in Downtown Macon. Walthall Oil Company has been the presenting sponsor for the annual Cherry Blossom Bed Race for over ten years. The event is held each year, with teams building their vehicles that are raced down Cherry Street in Downtown Macon. Thousands of patrons attend to watch the exciting race.

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Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is a working partnership of business and professional people who understand the wisdom of coordinating their efforts under effective leadership for the advancement and development of the community and the free enterprise system.

Since 2014, Walthall Oil Company has presented the Macon Economic and Development Commission’s Annual Business & Industry Awards Luncheon. Each year various businesses around Middle Georgia are highlighted and recognized for their impact in the community, overall work environment, efforts to be environmentally conscientious, and corporate citizenship.

Wesley Walthall, Vice President of Sales at Walthall Oil Company, has served on the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce board and was nominated to the Leadership Macon Class of 2012. He participated in a year-long program that focuses on the attributes and challenges of Macon and Bibb County. The class explores possible projects and solutions and interacts with political and community leaders.

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