Join us and our wellness campus partners for a healthy trunk or treating night!
October 28, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the south parking area.
Willard Community Center Holds Memorial Dedication in Honor of Russell Williams.
On September 14, 2022, a memorial dedication was held in honor of Mr. Williams, who passed away in 2018. Mr. Williams supported the work of Willard Community Center. A bench and plaque were added to the southwest side of the Willard building, but due to COVID-19 and the pandemic, the dedication had to be put on hold.
The day of the dedication held beautiful weather, and the garden's bounty made for a lovely backdrop.
United Way held the Annual Day of Caring on September 9th, 2022.
Thank you to the volunteers from Q2 and Assurity Life Insurance who spent a few hours helping to tend the flowerbeds, pulling weeds, and landscaping around the Willard Community Center building.
The Lincoln South Rotary Club graciously chose Willard Community Center to receive $1,000 to purchase rubber tire mulch for the preschool play area at Willard.
In 2022, two Ash trees were removed after being deemed unsafe in the play area. In February, the stumps were removed, leaving the space uneven. A local scout working on his Eagle Scout project will help to level the play space and reposition the donated rubber tiles in the remainder of the area.
The rubber tire mulch that Willard will now be able to purchase will keep the children and the environment safe.
Thank you, Lincoln South Rotary Club, for your dedication, service, and passion for the community!
We are dedicated to making a stronger and more inclusive community. If we are selected as one of the #UBT Big Give winners, we will create an outdoor nature exploration space to which the public has access; to promote learning, nature discovery, human connection, creativity, intentional play, problem-solving skills, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.
The opportunities are countless for children of all ages, backgrounds, and learning stages when nature is their tool!
Please help us win by voting for us starting August 12 through 26!
Thank you, Union Bank & Trust, for the possibility of this opportunity!
It is that time of year again when we start preparing for our biggest annual fundraiser event, the 18th Annual Kenny & Pam Gardner “It Was Fun” Golf Tournament which benefits the programs at Willard Community Center. Last year, the tournament brought in $13,000 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 $15,000. In 17 years, this tournament has raised over $176,000, 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 24, 2022
Shotgun start at 12:00 PM
The cost is $90 per person or $360 for a team.
If we receive your registration by September 1, the cost is only $85 per player!
Please click here for the registration paperwork.
Please click here if you would like to be a sponsor or donor.
As always, thank you for being a Willard advocate and making this tournament a success each year! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
The Lincoln Littles Early Learning Fund at the Lincoln Community Foundation allotted Willard Community Center $10,000 for the 2022-2023 early childhood programs for tuition assistance. The grant allows for low-income families who do not qualify for state subsidies to receive help with the costs of high-quality early childhood programming.
The Willard Community Center is delighted to receive $5,000 in funding through the Open Door grant for general operating support from the Lincoln Community Foundation through the Lincoln Forever Funds. We want to thank everyone at the Foundation for allowing Willard the opportunity to apply for a grant and to become a recipient of their generous support.
Thank you to all the Give to Lincoln Day donors that chose to support Willard on May 26, 2022. Because of your donations, we received $3,790 to support the summer programs!