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The Wagoner Community Center

Experience the transformation of the former St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Shrine property into a vibrant and welcoming community center.

The Wagoner Community Center is a
unique community asset that will serve
the Manistee area for years to come.
We invite you to join us in our mission
to provide a safe and welcoming
environment for people of all ages to
gather, learn and grow.

Come join us at the Wagoner
Community Center and experience all
that this vibrant center has to offer!
With a rich history and bright future,
the Wagoner Community Center is sure
to be your favorite gathering place.

The Wagoner Community Center is a
unique community asset that will serve
the Manistee area for years to come.
We invite you to join us in our mission
to provide a safe and welcoming
environment for people of all ages to
gather, learn and grow.
 

The Wagoner Community Center is a vibrant hub of activity and a great place to connect with your neighbors. We offer a variety of programs and services that focus on education, health, recreation, and cultural enrichment. With renovations and further plans for the Wagoner Community Center buildings, we are dedicated to creating a safe and inviting space for everyone.

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The former St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Shrine property served its parishioners for over 60 years. The church, parish hall and rectory buildings were designed by James H. Livingston Associates of Ann Arbor. Construction began the summer of 1961 and the church was dedicated on July 14, 1963. In recent years, the property had been unoccupied and in disrepair. Through the efforts let by the late Dr. George Wagoner, a Manistee resident and MCCOA board member. The Manistee County Council on Aging was able to acquire the property from the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord and transform it into the Wagoner Community Center creating a permanent home for the Manistee County Senior Center where current services could be expanded and new servers offered to the public.  In honor of Dr. and Mrs. Wagoner’s contributions to the project, the complex was named The Wagoner Community Center. 

 

In addition to housing the Manistee County Senior Center, the Wagoner Community Center is a true community asset, hosting the weekly/seasonal Manistee Farmers Market, the annual Rats and Rods Car Show, the annual Manistee Holiday Craft Fair, candidate forums and other community-oriented events. The facility is also a hub for other non-profit organizations as well as a meeting and banquet venue that can be rented out to the public at large. The large space offers flexibility for a myriad of events and uses, ample and free parking, and easy access for all. 

 

 

The renovation of the Wagoner Community Center buildings is an ongoing. The common space and congregate meeting areas have been updated and a plan is underway to modernize the kitchen and banquet facility. Further plans include an outdoor garden and recreation area, as well as, senior residences being developed on the site. 

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The renovation of the Wagoner Community Center buildings is ongoing. The common space and congregate meeting areas have been updated and a plan is underway to modernize the kitchen and banquet facility. Further plans include an outdoor garden and recreation area, as well as, senior residences being developed on the  site. 

The Wagoner Community Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We do not receive funding from any governmental group.  We operate solely on the generous gifts of our area residents to maintain our building and 

grounds and to make possible events and activities for the community. Please consider supporting the Wagoner Community Center with your donation.  We appreciate your support!

email Sarah Howard at

mccoa.sh@gmail.com or call

231-723-6477

The renovations and further plans for the Wagoner Community Center buildings are ongoing.

Thank you for your

continued support.

Space Available

We offer rental space for all kinds of activities. From classrooms to a gymnasium, we have the space to accommodate your group. Click the link below for more info about pricing options and space selection. There is plenty of space available for you special event. Weddings, Meetings,

Small Groups, Training, birthdays. 

We offer rental space for all kinds of activities. From classrooms to a gymnasium, we have the space to accommodate your group. Click the link below for more info about pricing options and space selection. There is plenty of space available for you special event. Weddings, Meetings,

Small Groups, Training, birthdays. 

Reserve Space

email Sarah Howard, at mccoa.sh@gmail.com or call 231-723-6477

Volunteer

The Wagoner Community Center relies on volunteers to greet our visitors and to help maintain the facility.  If you have a few hours each month to donate your time to keep this organization running smoothly, please complete the volunteer application. We will be happy to give you some training and welcome you as part of our happy and committed team.

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