SAVE THE DATE - The long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony of the new Nauvoo Community Center is scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 6 PM on the grounds of the former elementary school along Mulholland Street.

Final plans are being made for the building which will be the hub of our community with funds having been collected through donations and grants. It is the committee's wish that this be a building our people can be proud of.

In order to make it the best possible, we are still accepting donations which will cover parking, sidewalks, landscaping and upgrades with hopes of an additional $200,000 being raised.

The committee appreciates those who have supported this project and look forward to its completion.

The Nauvoo Community Center Capital Campaign Committee (NC5) is pleased to announce that our goal to match the $100,000 generous donation was reached in the month of June.

 

Two special events were held including a “Little Night Music” and a movie, “Raya and the Last Dragon” under the stars. The Nauvoo Senior organization donated a coin collection with proceeds going to the building fund.

The committee thanks all of its supporters as we continue towards our goal of a new community center on Mulholland.

 

The City of Nauvoo strives to be a place where residents enjoy a strong sense of community, where the local economy is strong, and where visitors feel welcome and appreciated.

However, current circumstances present significant challenges: Present-day Nauvoo has no focal point or center to promote and reinforce a sense of community; and the city faces stiff headwinds that work to erode the economic vitality of small rural towns across America.

As host city to Mormon historic sites, unique natural surroundings, and midwestern cultural resources, Nauvoo has the opportunity to realize its potential if appropriate investments are made to leverage these advantages.

The proposed Nauvoo Community Center is one such investment. Its public library promises to become a hub of community activity and its planned conference facility is expected to be a catalyst for energizing the city’s tourism economy. It will be a complement to the historic site preservation and presentation commitments that bring thousands of visitors to the city each year.

The community center is a means for assuring that Nauvoo’s future will be as bright as its storied past.

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