Please join Willard Community Center, along with the Schroder Park Wellness Campus, Mourning Hope Grief Center, and Lutheran Family Services, for an evening celebrating winter!
Stop by the Schroder Park Wellness Campus for family winter giveaways:
Gingerbread House Kit donated by Southwood Lutheran Church - 1 per family
Hot Cocoa Kit - 1 per person
Toy donated by generous Menards customers - 1 per child
Stuffed Animal donated by Scheels - 1 per child
*All items are available while supplies last*
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm**
Schroder Park Wellness Campus | 1311 S. Folsom Street
**The Wellness Campus will follow LPS weather closures or any predicted winter storm warnings.
The weather cancellation alternate date is Tuesday, December 19, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Please be sure to check our social media if the weather is questionable.
Another successful trunk-or-treat is complete! Thank you to all the volunteers who set up wonderful trunks and spent the evening with the Schroder Park Wellness Campus.
A very special thanks to all the community members who came to get treats (we estimate about 400) and made the event a blast!
We loved seeing the fantastic costumes, fun, and togetherness.
Sponsors, donors, golfers, and volunteers have once again outdone their giving power. Thank you for helping us raise over $6,500 for Willard's programs!
This year's 19th Annual Kenny & Pam Gardner "It Was Fun" Memorial Golf Tournament was held on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on September 9, 2023. The tournament has provided over $198,000 over the last nineteen years. We are so incredibly in awe of the love the tournament always gives.
A special thank you to all our sponsors and donors. We would not be able to continue to hold the tournament if it were for your generous donations!
With Halloween just around the corner, what a perfect time to take a few field trips to celebrate fall!
On September 26, the pre-k class enjoyed the morning at Roca Berry Farm. The kids loved the giant jumping pillow, the zipline, and climbing all over the play structure. They least enjoyed the corn maze, fearing we would not make it out. But, the group put their thinking caps on and worked together to find their way.
On September 29, the preschool class visited Pearson's Pumpkin Place. The kids enjoyed the giant mound of sand, the train cars, and the giant jumping pillow. The class also enjoyed lunch while on their field trip. It was a warm day for the end of the month, but we still loved the trip!
Check out our pictures below!
The Community Garden now has a garden shed!
Thank you to James Hamlette from Ready Mixed Concrete for donating the concrete for the shed's foundation and Jereme Montgomery from Stephens and Smith Construction for donating the labor for the concrete pad. We are grateful for Lincoln businesses who are committed to supporting their community!
The shed, pictured below, is on the North side of the community garden.
The Lakeview CLC is part of a new basketball league. Students in the CLC and 4th or 5th graders traveled to Norwood Park on Thursday, September 28, for a friendly competition.
Go Lakeview CLC!! Whoo Whoo
John Henry's graciously donated a pallet of water to the Willard Community Center. We are looking forward to helping to distribute the water to our community!
Thank you to everyone at John Henry's for continuing to think of Willard!
Join Willard Community Center, the Schroder Park Wellness Campus, and other community partners and individuals for a night of Trunk-or-Treating!
The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m.
If you want to be a part of the night and have your own trunk, please get in touch with us at 402-475-0805.
Everyone is welcome!
On Saturday, September 9, 2023, BSA Troop 55 Scout Caleb Schwab completed his Eagle Scout project with the help of volunteers. Caleb set up a GoFundMe page to help purchase materials for the archway that leads into the community garden. Within days, the funds were raised, and materials were able to be purchased.
The archway provides an element of natural beauty to the space.
Thank you, Caleb Schwab and volunteers!
To Register to golf in the tournament, click here.
To sponsor or give a donation to the tournament, click here.
It is that time of year again when we start preparing for our biggest annual fundraiser event, the 19th Annual Kenny & Pam Gardner “It Was Fun” Golf Tournament which benefits the programs at Willard Community Center. Last year, the tournament brought in $15,500 to help fund tuition assistance for children 3 through 13. We’re aiming to raise at least that again this year, but we are shooting for a hole-in-one and hope to reach $18,000. In 18 years, this tournament has raised over $191,500, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting youth programs at Willard.
We had an AWESOME group of golfers last year, and I would personally like to invite each one of you to join us again this year. Enclosed you will find three documents: a tournament registration form, instructions to sign up, and why and how we have this event each year.
The golf tournament is:
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Shotgun start at 1:00 PM
The cost is $90 per person or $360 for a team.
If we receive your registration by August 25, the cost is only $85 per player!