WILLOW AREA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, INC.

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This website is a service for the community of Willow, Alaska.Β Find WACO meeting minutes and agendas as well as information about committees, the community center and, local groups. Committee and group news or announcements are also posted as received. View the calendar for the schedule of local activities/events.

WACO meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Willow Community Center.

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WACO Community Meeting

The first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

Willow Community Center

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FLOATS! - GATHER AT 11AM AT THE
WILLOW BAPTIST CHURCH!

PARADE STARTS AT 12NOON!

COMMUNITY PICNIC FOLLOWS THE PARADE!
WACO providing hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixins. Drinks provided by WACO and the
Baptist Church.
***Please bring a dish to share***

*** Kids games including a bouncy house following picnic; being provided by Baptist Church, Church of the Rock & Hilltop Assembly.
*** Ax throwing contest being held by Garret Davidson!!
Music by the parade Band Float!!!
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FLOATS! - GATHER AT 11AM AT THE
                   WILLOW BAPTIST CHURCH!

PARADE STARTS AT 12NOON!

COMMUNITY PICNIC FOLLOWS THE PARADE!
WACO providing hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixins. Drinks provided by WACO and the
Baptist Church.
          ***Please bring a dish to share***

*** Kids games including a bouncy house following picnic; being provided by Baptist Church, Church of the Rock & Hilltop Assembly. 
*** Ax throwing contest being held by Garret Davidson!!
 Music by the parade Band Float!!!

Great opportunity for our teens to become better prepared to deal with emergencies. Classes start this week. ... See MoreSee Less

Great opportunity for our teens to become better prepared to deal with emergencies. Classes start this week.

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Can a 12 year old turning 13 in August sign up? Thanks

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***2022 WACO July 4th Parade Guidelines***
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1. All operators of vehicles or ATVs shall have a valid license.
2. Once your float has started along the parade route no one should enter or exit the float or vehicle.
3. Any animals included in the parade are the responsibility of the owner and must be kept under control and cleaned up after.
4. Parade participants under the age of 18 must have adult supervision at all times.
5. No candy or giveaways shall be thrown from a vehicle or float. Participants walking beside the floats may hand or toss candy underhand to the spectators.
6. There shall be no smoking or consumption of alcohol on any float.
7. No fireworks or firearms are to be discharged at any time during the parade.

In the event of an emergency call 911

Non- emergency contacts
CERT: Brenda McCain 907-355-1418
Fire Department Coordinating: Asst. Chief Garret Davidson 907-232-0307 or Chief Vic Snell 907-707-5566
WACO Representative: Linda Oxley 907-841-3421

Adopted by WACO June 6, 2016
Reviewed June 1, 2022
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***2022 WACO July 4th Parade Guidelines***
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1. All operators of vehicles or ATVs shall have a valid license.
2. Once your float has started along the parade route no one should enter or exit the float or vehicle.
3. Any animals included in the parade are the responsibility of the owner and must be kept under control and cleaned up after. 
4. Parade participants under the age of 18 must have adult supervision at all times.
5. No candy or giveaways shall be thrown from a vehicle or float. Participants walking beside the floats may hand or toss candy underhand to the spectators.
6. There shall be no smoking or consumption of alcohol on any float.
7. No fireworks or firearms are to be discharged at any time during the parade. 

In the event of an emergency call 911

Non- emergency contacts
CERT: Brenda McCain 907-355-1418
Fire Department Coordinating: Asst. Chief Garret Davidson  907-232-0307 or Chief Vic Snell 907-707-5566
WACO Representative: Linda Oxley 907-841-3421 

Adopted by WACO June 6, 2016
Reviewed June 1, 2022

Dig out that instrument from the closet and join us. The music is easy and we have only one rehearsal which is optional. ... See MoreSee Less

Dig out that instrument from the closet and join us.  The music is easy and we have only one rehearsal which is optional.

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Reminder: The Community Clean Up dumpster will be at Newman Memorial Park Sat thru Mon, May 28-30.
Volunteers will be at the Park to open dumpster from 12-6p.

Yellow bags at Roni's, Newman's & the WCC...

Thank you tokens/gifts!!
Dough in the Snow Food Truck on site both Sunday and Monday!!
A beautiful weather forecast for helping to clean up our borough roads/ easements and bring that trash to the Park!!!

A few blocks of time for dumpster volunteers remain. Please call/text Linda 907-841-3421 if you can donate a couple of hours across that weekend to help at the dumpsite.
Thank you for helping Willow clean up for our summer enjoyment and visitors!!!

The Community Clean Up dumpster will be at Newman Memorial Park Sat thru Mon, May 28-30.
Volunteers will be at the Park to open dumpster from 12-6p.

Yellow bags at Roni's, Newman's & the WCC...

Thank you tokens/gifts!!
Dough in the Snow Food Truck on site both Sunday and Monday!!
A beautiful weather forecast for helping to clean up our borough roads/ easements and bring that trash to the Park!!!

A few blocks of time for dumpster volunteers remain. Please call/text Linda 907-841-3421 if you can donate a couple of hours across that weekend to help at the dumpsite.
Thank you for helping Willow clean up for our summer enjoyment and visitors!!
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Our hearts broke this morning on learning that Audrey, the life partner of our newly elected WACO Board secretary Jake Warden, lost her life in an auto accident on her way to work today. Jake and Audrey had recently built and were operating Toasted Joe’s Coffee on the Parks. They have both enthusiastically engaged in our community and together were a wonderful addition to Willow.

I noticed last Wednesday at our WACO meeting, as Audrey departed ahead of Jake, what a sweet devoted couple they seemed to be.

I know I echo the thoughts of the WACO board and our many active volunteers that we have been fortunate to have known Audrey. To Jake we can only say we’re here for you in this impossibly difficult time. You and Audrey are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tryg Erickson
Board Chair, WACO
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My heart was heavy this morning before I ever got on facebook and I didn't know why. I just prayed that God would take care of whatever was going on, and later I discovered why. Jake, you are now and will continue to be in our prayers, but rest assured, when we hurt, Jesus cares, as do we.

They had just had their biggest days in sales… I’m hoping to try to get some type of help as far as keeping toasted joes open and running and as much support as they can get. She was living her dream, and I know Jake would love to continue that on but it is a huge load on his shoulders now. Grateful for the community they are a part of and hoping we can figure it out and keep it moving for Toasted Joes

Praying for Jake and all the family. I was so heart broken to hear about this today. I loved going and enjoying our conversations every other morning! She was the sweetest lady and always put a smile on my face. She will be truly missed.

Jake and Audrey really did become a part of the Willow community quickly. You have all been so supportive. Thank you so much.

So sorry for your loss Jake and for her families loss. Audrey was such an amazing person and she was very nice and pleasant to be around. She is missed and it's a loss to everyone who knew her and to the community of Willow. Sending prayers for you.

So very sorry to hear this. Heartfelt prayers to the family

Praying for all that knew her.

So sad 😭 prayers to Jake & family in this time πŸ’”

We are praying for you, Jake. God is close to the broken hearted.

A loss for sure to our community

prayers continue for family

Prayers rip Audrey

Thank you for sharing! Prayers. So sorry for your loss and the loss for the community.

Audrey was an amazing person. I am so sorry for your community's loss.

Prayers

Such sad news. So very sorry.

Rip ❀ I will miss u so much girl 😭

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All encouraged to help clean up our beautiful community!
Part time residents- please plan to come out and join the efforts!
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All encouraged to help clean up our beautiful community!
Part time residents- please plan to come out and join the efforts!

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I’ve been picking trash and found a key mile 75. Long shot on finding the owner I’m sure..

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Curious about land use regulations near you? Check out the new tool our Planning & GIS teams have been working on!

msb.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4cd76b7861f348e68afd5cc934524a5f

The Planning and Land Use Viewer allows the public to view MSB planning and land use regulations in one easy-to-use location, showing Special Use Districts, Lake Management Plans, and other Borough regulated areas. It provides a web link directly to relevant information or Borough code and will be especially beneficial for anyone developing or purchasing land in the Borough.

*The map is designed for informational purposes only, and it is the user's responsibility to identify and adhere to all appropriate regulations.
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Mat-Su Borough Budget Hearing on Thursday, April 28 at 6pm
Willow Community Center
Free supper at 5pm provided by WACO.
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Willow EBreeze April 2022 - https://mailchi.mp/6be130685d53/willow-ebreeze-april-2022

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Good Afternoon Northern Mat-Su Borough Community Councils, City of Houston, and Libraries,

The Mat-Su Borough Planning Department is happy to announce our new Northern office at the Willow Library.

Beginning April 5, 2022 this office will be open to assist you with your questions, permit applications, outreach, and education.

Hours:
Tuesday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

If these hours do not work with your schedule, please call the office at (907) 861-8526 to make an appointment.

Please keep in mind this office is staffed by one employee and when they are not available due to training, vacation, dr. appointments, or illness this office will not be open.

If you have any questions please feel free to call (907) 861-8526 or (907) 861-7822.

Taunnie L. Boothby, CFM, Planner II
Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Planning Department – Northern Office/Willow Library
(907) 861-8526
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And how many tax dollars is this costing us?

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