Address

Millard Days Inc.
P.O. Box 45247
Omaha NE 68145

History

The first Millard Days in 1964 was a barbecue in the park sponsored by the Millard Jaycees. Now, over 50 years later, Millard Days is a full week of activities, organized by a committee of 16 Millard area groups.

Millard Days Mission:

Millard Days Inc. strives for community betterment, benevolence in charitable, educational and public service within the Millard School district of Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska commonly known as Millard.

West Papio Trail Project:

The Millard Days Committee adopted the West Papio Trail Project in 1996 as its primary community improvement program with proceeds from Millard Days. The West Papio Trail Project is a joint effort by the City of Omaha, the Natural Resources District and various civic organizations to develop recreational facilities and a biking/hiking trail along the West Papio Creek from Zorinsky Lake to the Millard Airport. Millard Day's donation of over $15,000 enabled to the completion of the first leg of the trail has been completed from Millard Avenue north through Westchester Park.

Andersen Park Improvements:

The Millard Days Committee committed to improvements to Andersen Park. $10,000 was donated to fund the new playground equipment and picnic shelter.

Scholarships

In the fall of 2005 the Millard Days committee began setting aside funds to create a scholarship opportunity for Millard area high school students. Seniors from Millard South, Millard North, Millard West and Skutt Catholic High Schools are eligible for the Millard Days scholarship Check with your school counselors for application procedures.

Other Millard Days Grant Recipients:

Over $400,000 in grants to community programs have been made over the past five decades. Grants from Millard Days include Boys/Girls State, Millard High School after prom parties, Special Olympics, Special Friends Prom, Civil Air Patrol, and Millard High Schools Scholarships. Prior proceeds have gone to support emergency equipment for the fire department, Millard area parks, Millard Senior Center, Boys Scouts, Millard school and athletic field improvements, and hundreds of other worthy causes.

Contacts

Address
Chair
J.R. Christiansen 402-618-7000
 
Vice Chair
Pat Rupp 402-850-1642
 
Treasurer
Judy Dieterrich 402-895-6931
 
Secretary/Parade
Shelly Uhing 402-679-5258
 
Organization Liason
Jeff Merriman 402-319-3268
 
Marketing
Pat Rupp 402-850-1642
 
Vendor Relations
Mike Meyer 402-658-9380
 
Family Day
Jennifer Toft  
 
Horseshoes
Denny Fergeson
 
Web
Perry Shappell

Organizations

The Millard Days committee is comprised of representitives of 12 local organizations. The current supporting organizations are:

  • American Legion Post 374
  • American Legion Post 374 Aux
  • Knights of Columbus St. Charles Borromeo
  • Knights of Columbus St. John Vianney
  • Millard United Sports
  • Millard Business Assosciation
  • Millard Public Schools Foundation
  • VFW Post 8334
  • VFW Post 8334 Aux
  • AmVets Post 13
  • Sons of American Legion Post 374
  • Miloma Lodge