Opening Doors 2016

Baxter Community Center will host its annual Opening Doors Celebration on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the Amway Grand Plaza. The evening will include dinner, a short program and the presentation of our 2016 St. Francis Award. This year, we honor Dallas Lenear and Phil Quist who have both given of their time […]

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Strawberry Jamboree

Thursday, June 23 from 4 to 7pm, Baxter Community Center will once again host its annual Strawberry Jamboree. Join us at Joe Taylor Park (adjacent to Baxter Community Center) for games, prices, and tons of strawberry treats! Pack a picnic with your family and enjoy the wonderful weather while you […]

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See you soon, friend

Baxter recently said “See you soon” (not “Goodbye”) to our legacy staff member Rosie Saverson-Hair. For over 40 years, Rosie shared her candor, faith and love with her counseling clients, staff and all who crossed her path. Rosie will be greatly missed in Baxter’s halls, but her spirit continues to live […]

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2015 Theme

Each year, we have the opportunity to live out Baxter’s yearly theme. Our theme in 2015 was “Walk In My Shoes.” Walk. It’s different from “run.” Walk means taking your time. It’s a pace of grace. It means to observe beauty, cracks in the sidewalk and slowing down enough to […]

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Kellogg Foundation Grant

Baxter Community Center’s Executive Director, Melanie Beelen, today announced receipt of a three-year $325,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to expand and sustain its urban garden program and develop a best-practice model for its Child Development food program. Beelen said, “We have done some really great things with […]

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Greenhouse Programs

Baxter’s Neighborhood Gardening Program had 28 participants in 2015. Each of them received a 4×8’ raised bed garden in their backyard. This brings us to a total of 70 raised bed gardens built in our community since 2013! Our second year of Yoots and Roots kicked off with a smoothie […]

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