The Gallatin Gateway Community Center is a creation of the Willing Workers Ladies' Aid - a group of dedicated, community-minded women who formed over a century ago as a volunteer community service organization. Today, the Center hosts everything from community meals and meetings to fundraisers and blood drives.
The groundbreaking of the center was in the summer of 1992 and construction ended in late summer of 1994. Ladies Aid gals provided coffee break refreshments and a hearty lunch for the volunteers that showed up to work on Saturdays.
The entire project was done through volunteer labor, but the WWLA took out a construction loan to get the project finished and open for the community. The loan was paid within 5 years.
The Center Today
The venue is available for rent to weddings, parties, receptions, reunions, homeowner association meetings, and other business and social events. The Center is also used for ongoing community events, fundraisers, and live performances.
The Willing Workers Ladies Aid, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves the Gallatin Gateway community. WWLA assists those in need and promotes unity and goodwill. The Gallatin Gateway Community Center was built with the support of our community and is maintained by the WWLA.
The History of the WWLA
In 1912, a group of churchgoers raised $175 to fund good deeds in Gallatin Gateway and in doing so founded the Willing Workers Ladies Aid. For over a century, WWLA members have offered their loving services to the Gallatin Gateway community and beyond -- whether it be sending care packages to soldiers fighting in World War II, arranging for nurses to visit sick residents, raising money and building an event center, holding town plays, or awarding yearly scholarships to high school students.
Annual Play and Auction
Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner
Donations to the local food bank
Gallatin Gateway Community Center operation, rental, and maintenance
Scholarships for local students' post-secondary education
Support for community families
Support for Gallatin Gateway School
‘Sunshine’ cards sent to community members
Valentine boxes for the sick and elderly
Social Circle: Held the second Wednesday of every month, lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Community Suppers: Last Wednesday of February, May and September.