Completed Projects

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


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.

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.













First Ever Races at USC Speedway-1/5 scale                          Families in the Park                                           Amazing Hay Maze Patrols

Located at Former LHS Football Field



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!


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