PO Box 1027, Willow, AK 99688 (907) 495-6633 [email protected]

WILLOW AREA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, INC.

Your local forum for discussion, participation and comment in matters of concern to the community. WACO promotes the social, cultural and economic welfare of the Willow area.
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This website is a service for the community of Willow, Alaska. 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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The first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

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View the WACO Community Meeting Agenda for February 5th at 7:PM here: www.waco-ak.org/board/ ...

View the WACO Community Meeting Agenda for February 5th at 7:PM here: https://www.waco-ak.org/board/

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The agenda 02 is an Agenda from last August

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Willow Area Community Organization

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Willow State Winter Carnival BINGO NIGHTS!!! Come play on Saturday, January 25th and Friday, January 31st. Doors open at 6:00PM, Games start at 7:00PM. Pull tabs, split the pot raffle, door prizes and concessions. Must be 19 yrs. or older to play. ...

Willow State Winter Carnival BINGO NIGHTS!!! Come play on Saturday, January 25th and Friday, January 31st. Doors open at 6:00PM, Games start at 7:00PM. Pull tabs, split the pot raffle, door prizes and concessions. Must be 19 yrs. or older to play.

Who’s up for some snowshoe softball?! The Willow State Winter Carnival Snowshoe Softball tournament is Sunday, January 26th at 1:30pm. Open to both adults and kids. Come play with us or just watch the fun. Visit the carnival website here: qubit.zohobackstage.com/WillowWinterCarnival#/ ...

Try your bowling skills outdoors on icy lanes this Sunday, January 26th at 1:PM. SNOW BOWLING is open to all ages with separate Adult and Children categories. Thank you to the Greater Anchorage USBC for sponsoring this Willow State Winter Carnival event! Visit the carnival website here: qubit.zohobackstage.com/WillowWinterCarnival#/ ...

We have few a new Willow State Winter Carnival events this year. One of which is HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES! Enjoy these amazing, 2000 lbs. gentle giants and take a ride around the block on Saturday, February 1st from 12-4 PM. Rides are $5 per person and children 5 years and under ride for free with an adult. Thank you to ConocoPhillips for sponsoring this year’s Carnival!

Visit the carnival website here: qubit.zohobackstage.com/WillowWinterCarnival#/
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Great Idea!!!

Tracy Tesnow

Let's do this!!! Please!!!

That looks so fun

Penny Albright, how cool.😍

Love it!

Awesome!!

Aimee Juntunen check this out!

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BAKE ONE or BID on ONE
Attention Bakers and Sweet Treat Lovers!
Bake a dessert and donate it to the auction or bid on a few at this year's Willow State Winter Carnival Pie Auction.

Pies can be dropped off in advance at the Community Center on:
- Friday from 1:PM to 4:PM
- Saturday from 11:AM -1:PM

Pie Auction is February 1st at 2:00 PM in the Willow Community Center.
Proceeds go towards maintenance of Willow Community Center.
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BAKE ONE or BID on ONE
Attention Bakers and Sweet Treat Lovers!
Bake a dessert and donate it to the auction or bid on a few at this years Willow State Winter Carnival Pie Auction. 

Pies can be dropped off in advance at the Community Center on: 
- Friday from 1:PM to 4:PM
- Saturday from 11:AM -1:PM

Pie Auction is February 1st at 2:00 PM in the Willow Community Center.
Proceeds go towards maintenance of Willow Community Center.

2 weeks ago

Willow Area Community Organization

Please take a few moments with Willow and Caswell Fire Departments to Remember & Thank a wonderful person, Driver-Operator Roger DeLongchamp

Our community and Fire Service has lost a very dedicated and reliable member early this morning as he was preparing to respond to an emergency. His was also recently awarded the Quarterly Award by the Mat-Su Bourogh for Service and Dedication.
Roger joined the Department approximately 3.5 years ago after the Borough saw the need to create a class for a Driver Operator position in order to utilize the truck driving skills and experience of an older adult that is not interested in going into burning structures as Firefighters. This proved itself extremely beneficial by way of getting apparatus to fires, and Roger was extremely dedicated and reliable. His dedication and commitment went beyond driving and running a pump on a fire truck. Roger was always willing to help with anything he could.

Thank you Roger for your service and dedication to this community, you will be missed terribly.
We would like to thank his loved ones for sharing his time and expertise, and send our sincere condolences.
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God bless them all and families and friends

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Register now for the Sven Eriksson 25K Tour! This Willow State Winter Carnival event is an untimed tour for Fat Tire Bikes, Runners or Skiers. Tour starts at EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge on February 1st because starting a 25K journey is best at a warm place with good food! Find tour details and register online here: www.waco-ak.org/store/Entry-Fee-Sven-Eriksson-25K-Tour-Bike-Ski-or-Run-p128428462 Thank you Willow Trail Committee for getting this tour course groomed and ready! ...

Register now for the Sven Eriksson 25K Tour! This Willow State Winter Carnival event is an untimed tour for Fat Tire Bikes, Runners or Skiers. Tour starts at EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge on February 1st because starting a 25K journey is best at a warm place with good food! Find tour details and register online here: https://www.waco-ak.org/store/Entry-Fee-Sven-Eriksson-25K-Tour-Bike-Ski-or-Run-p128428462 Thank you  Willow Trail Committee for getting this tour course groomed and ready!Image attachmentImage attachment

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James Frederick there are no shuttles provided but there are opportunities to find rides at registration table or the start. Or ski, run bike back using the shortcuts for those fitness buffs.

Sarah Crosby-Nash whaddya reckon?

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X-Country Skiers, register now for the Billy Taylor 5K CItizen's Ski Race on January 26th, 11:AM. An annual tradition during carnival since 1979! Find race details and register online here: www.waco-ak.org/billy-taylor/. Thank you Willow Trail Committee for getting this trail groomed and ready for race day! ...

X-Country Skiers, register now for the Billy Taylor 5K CItizens Ski Race on January 26th, 11:AM. An annual tradition during carnival since 1979! Find race details and register online here: https://www.waco-ak.org/billy-taylor/. Thank you  Willow Trail Committee for getting this trail groomed and ready for race day!

Willow State Winter Carnival Kick-Off Dinner tickets are going fast. Don't wait too long to pick yours up as this event is always sold out. Get your tickets at Newman's, the Willow Library or online here: www.waco-ak.org/store/Kick-Off-Dinner-p128171244. Thank you to Gorilla Fireworks and Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event! ...

Willow State Winter Carnival Kick-Off Dinner tickets are going fast. Dont wait too long to pick yours up as this event is always sold out. Get your tickets at Newmans, the Willow Library or online here: https://www.waco-ak.org/store/Kick-Off-Dinner-p128171244. Thank you to Gorilla Fireworks and Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event!

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Hello everyone!!! Just a few more days. Please note there are limited tickets for this event. We are close to selling out. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet please don’t wait as they are not likely to be available for purchase at the door. Stop by Newman’s, Willow Library or buy online right now here: www.waco-ak.org/store/Kick-Off-Dinner-p128171244

$1 for parking. No fee to go to carnival but some events do cost money, like this one. The schedule has $ next to the events with fees for participation. www.waco-ak.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Carnival-Schedule-2020.pdf

Do you need tickets to go to the carnival or just pay for parking??

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The 59th Annual Willow State Winter Carnival is just over 1 week away! There is a jam-packed-full schedule of events with winter fun for everyone. Try using the carnival website to view the schedule and filter by event type. See what events are happening each day that are just for kids or just snowmobile events or filter by location. Watch this how-to video and check it out here: qubit.zohobackstage.com/WillowWinterCarnival#/

Thank you MTA Foundation for sponsoring the digitization of Carnival and Willow Area Community Organization.
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