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Community Organizations, Service Clubs & Foundations

Links to local organizations and associations are listed below.

Service clubs with Crete chapters:

Veterans organizations:

  • Crete American Legion Post 147 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 147
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Blue Valley Post 4959 and Auxiliary

Crete Senior Citizens group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at noon at the Wanek Community Center (1410 Main Ave.) for lunch and a program.

Crete Heritage Society is dedicated to the preservation of Crete’s history and the promotion of heritage education. The group maintains a 20-acre site in the northwest part of Crete, which includes The Maples homestead, District 1 Star School, and the Benne Memorial Museum (800 West 13th Street). The Heritage Society maintains a Facebook Page.

Crete Booster Club - Athletic boosters organization for Crete High School. Email: Crete Boosters 

Crete Youth Cabin includes 40 acres south of Crete for exploring the wilderness on the banks of the Big Blue River with a rustic cabin, basic kitchen and restroom facilities, and picnic space. The site is available for rent. The Youth Cabin maintains a Facebook Page. Email: Youth Cabin

Crete Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit established in 1999 "strengthen the vitality of the community area through philanthropic endowment of community projects.” The foundation is managed by a board of directors. Board President is Mike Pavelka. Mailing Address: PO Box 42, Crete, NE 68333

Crete Public Schools Trust, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt organization incorporated to provide new and improved educational opportunities for the benefit of students, teachers, employees and residents of Crete Public Schools. The CPS Trust is managed by a board of directors. More information…

Crete BackPack Program provides food for a weekend to over 100 families in the Crete School District and St. James School. Each week that school is in session, a qualifying student can take a backpack full of food home for their family. The program is affiliated with the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Crete Area Health Care Foundation raises funds for the benefit of Crete Area Medical Center. Funds are distributed in the form of grants to CAMC departments for equipment and program needs. Foundation Director is Marilea Thiem. Phone CAMC: 402-826-6581

Crete Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association of businesses and professionals who, through committee and community involvement, contribute to the Crete area's commercial, industrial and civic development. Sharing the goal of The City of Crete to re-energize and renew, the Crete Chamber strives to continuously and effectively make Crete a better place in which to live and work. Executive Director is Kayleigh Schadwinkel. Email: Crete Chamber Phone: (402) 826-2136. More information...