North Webster Community Center
The North Webster Community Center (NWCC), a not for profit 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation, was established in 2002 to restore and preserve the former North Webster elementary school into something special for our community.
The NWCC Board of Directors initially raised 1.4 million dollars to renovate the building which is currently being utilized by the entire surrounding community. Today, the NWCC has become the home of many local groups and businesses, such as the Kosciusko Community YMCA, Senior Primelife Enrichment Center (SPEC), The Watershed Foundation Inc, and NWCC Massage Therapy.
In addition to these year-round tenants, the NWCC facility hosts a variety of events including weddings, fundraising events, the Mermaid Festival Pageants, election polls, health screenings, class reunions, birthday parties and countless Boy Scout, Girl Scout, lake association, town council, service clubs and support group meetings.
Creating Memories, Creating Community, Creating Legacy
Engaging our community through meaningful opportunities to gather and connect
Almost 20 years ago, as the school corporation was building a new elementary school in North Webster, a group of North Webster High School graduates, along with many concerned citizens, got together to “save” the school from being torn down.
These individuals along with businesses in North Webster and the surrounding area set out to raise funds to make the facility a useable asset for the North Webster community. They made this happen by raising nearly $500,000 with the DEKKO Foundation providing a matching grant to make the North Webster Community Center a reality in 2003.
The NWCC, according to its mission statement, is here to “enhance the community with meaningful activities for our children, adults and seniors by providing a place for social interaction, volunteerism, healthy lifestyles, creativity and community focus.” The Center receives no tax or government support—the entire operation is funded by donations, program fees and fundraising events.