Lebanon Community Projects

Completed Projects

The following projects were accomplished by private contributions to the Foundation unless noted otherwise.

May 2021 - Removed 3 large dead trees from behind Visitor Center.  Received Grant Funds from the Rathert Foundation to sponsor the Weather Museum & Science Center for this year's -Lebanon Bash on September 11th.

July 2021 - Assisted cleanup with the city & owners of 5 dilapidated & unsafe properties.

September 11, 2021 - Hosted the Annual Lebanon Bash, in partnership with the City of Lebanon & Volunteer Fire Department & area Volunteers.

March 2020 - New carpet and ceiling tiles installed in visitor center. Purchased dilapidated property for cleanup on Maple St.

September 12, 2020 - Sponsored the Lebanon Bash limiting concert attendees. Included Lebanon Fire Dept. Fundraiser.

December 2020- Received $1500 Grant from Smith County Community Foundation for dead tree removal on Visitor Center property.

November 2019 – Received grant from SCSB&T Charitable Trust for $776 to replace carpet & ceiling tiles in Visitor Center.

September 2019 – 6th Annual Lebanon Bash and Jason Boland live in Concert

June 2019 – Joined the City welcoming the Ambassador from the Country of Lebanon to Cedar of Lebanon Tree Planting in the US Center Park

July 2019 – Sold lots cleaned up in 2008 to The Peoples Bank for new ATM – ITM BelleLIve Banking

May 2019 – Added eleven more names to bricks on the Community Wall, for a total of 455 named bricks.

September 2018 – New directional sign installed on 501 Elm Hwy 281 Property.

September 15th – Volunteers & Friends celebrated the 5th Annual LEBANON BASH. All day activities and evening concert.

June 2018 – Received $1000 Grant from RATHERT FOUNDATION for a Highway Sign.

May & August – Refurbished 2 Clearview gas pumps donated by Bill & Joyce Bunker.

April & May 2018 – Installed new windows, doors, lavatory & paint on interior of Visitor Center. (Funded by Smith Co. Comm. Foundation)

April 2018- Painted exterior of Visitor Center to resemble a retro Standard Oil Station as it was in early 1900’s

April 2018 – Solid Rock Construction removed old concrete and poured new driveways for Visitor Center.

March 2018 – Received $9000 Grant from DANE G. HANSEN FOUNDATION for new concrete  driveways at Visitor Center.

December – New Roof put on Visitor Center.

December – Received $2425 from Smith Co. Community Foundation for Windows, Door, Paint for Visitor Center renovations.

October – Received $560 from Smith County St. Bank & Tr. Charitable Trust for Visitor Center electric heaters.

September – Received $5000 from Cole’s Foods for Community Project. Used on Visitor Center & Historic Jail.

September 16th – Volunteers and Friends from USA & Canada celebrated the 4th annual LEBANON BASH community event.

July – Received $4500 From DANE G HANSEN FOUNDATION for Lebanon Bash sponsorship.

June – Assisted clearing a property on Elm St.

June – CEO of COLE’S FOODS offered support toward  ’17 Bash along with launching their new food product, MIDDLES, at this event.

May – Received $700 from the Rathert Foundation for Low-Maintenance picnic table for Visitor’s Center

May – Added 15 new names to the Community Wall of Community Center Building.

May- Opened Visitor’s Center Memorial Weekend with plans to Retro exterior to original Standard Gas Station

May – Historic Jail and Harmony Park nearing completion.

May – Cleaned up partially burnt house on Highway

May – Received $3735 from Smith County Community Foundation for Lebanon Fire Department Fire Truck pump replacement.

March 2017 – Gary Thompson Agency donated their former Insurance Office property to the U.S. Center Foundation (corner of Kansas & Main St.)

March 2017 – Pavilion was set on new pad and Historic Jail Cells relocated in Harmony Park. Pavilion funded by Dane G. Hansen Foundation.

February 2017 – Began pouring concrete pad and walks in Harmony Park. Partially Funded by SCCF and SCSB&T Char. Tr.

January 2017 – Assisted City and Property Owner with another Kansas St. property demolition.

January 2017 – Assisted City and Property Owner with Willow St. multiple property demolition.

January 2017 – Assisted City & Property Owner with Kansas St. property demolition.


November 2016 – Received funds for a new handrail that was installed in front of the Community Center.

November 2016 – Received $4300 from Smith Co. Community Foundation for Phase 2- Lebanon Fire Station Improvements.

November 2016 – Downtown Main St. sidewalks completed by Solid Rock Construction. USCF raised local match of $23,000 and CDBG funded remainder.

October 2016 – Assisted City and Property Owner with completing demolition of a partially burned house on Chestnut St.

October 2016 – Received $4950 from Dane G. Hansen Foundation for a Pavilion in Harmony Park.

October 2016 – Received $1500 from Sm. Co. State Bank & Trust Co. Charitable Trust for Harmony Park Sidewalks.

 August 13, 2016 – Volunteers & Friends Celebrated at 3rd Annual LEBANON BASH.

May 2016 – Added 7 additional names to the “Community Wall”

May 2016 – Received Rathert Trust Grant of $450 for Harmony Park waste receptacles.

May 2016 – Received $5000 from Sm.Co.Community Foundation for Phase 1 – Fire station improvements.

May 2016 – Cleared Highway Property that Foundation purchased at 2015 tax auction.

April 2016 – Assisted City & property owner with Chestnut St. property demo.

November 2015 – Received Hansen Foundation (through Sm.Co.Community Foundation) grant of $3000 to establish Harmony Park downtown Main.

August 14, 2015 – Celebrated Lebanon’s Volunteers & Friends with Second LEBANON SUMMER BASH!

Lebanon Bash Video

July 2015 – Assisted City with CDBG  application & funding for new downtown sidewalks. Received grant in July.

May 2015 – Received Rathert Trust Grant for outdoor classroom benches & table for Library

April 2015 – Purchased Highway property to demo at tax auction.

Raised $25,000 for New Sidewalk Project and unlivable dwelling clean up project

July 25, 2014  –  Celebrated Lebanon’s Volunteers & Friends with the First LEBANON SUMMER BASH!

May 2014 – Added 10 more names to the “Community Wall”


June 2013 – Added more fire safety equipment to Community Center with funds received from Smith County Community Foundation

May 2013 – 8 more names added to “Community Wall” totaling 406 total names + 3 corrections


May 2012 – 40 more names added to brick “Community Wall”

May 2012 – Addition of Nex-Tech Wifi and media system in Community Center

April 2012 – Addition of landscaping and sidewalks to Community Center


April  – November 2011 – Construction of new Community Center


September 18th, 2010 – 4th Annual City Wide Clean Up

Spring 2010 – Kansas Ave. property cleanup

January 2010 – Lebanon receives CDBG funding for Community Center from HUD with local matching of 25%


September 12, 2009 – 3rd Annual City Wide Clean Up

Summer 2009 – Walnut St. property cleanup

Spring 2009 – Chicago St. property cleanup


August 23, 2008 – 2nd Annual City Wide Clean Up and Community BBQ Lunch

February 4, 2008 – Demolition of Seven Main St. and Kansas Ave. buildings.


December 4, 2007 – Highway lot cleanup

August 11, 2007 – 1st Annual City wide cleanup

June 1, 2007 – Community BBQ Supper