Youth Organizations

Junior Firefighters

The Junior Firefighters group is open to girls and boys ages 15 - 17. The group learns life saving, first aid, and proper firefighting skills.

Participants prepare to become active firefighters by working alongside Towanda firefighters. Enrollment is open and youth may join at any time.

Meets: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month Towanda Fire Station, 7:00 pm

Boy Scouts of America

Troop Committee
Kevin Dieken
Meets: Quarterly - as called
Troop 56
Mickey Lang
Meets: Each Monday year round Wesley Cabin at 7:00pm
Cub Scout Pack 56
Mike Clark
Pancake & Sausage Supper
Mike Potts
Meets: 2nd Saturday, February

Towanda 4-H Club

4-H is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 18 by September 1 and Cloverbuds are for boys and girls ages 5 to 7 by September 1.

Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month, September - July at 6:30 pm

Scott Clement
Malisa Kraft
Clover Buds
Jeanie Wager
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month, September - July at 6:30 pm

Girl Scouts

Each grade level K - 5 generally has it's own Girl Scout troop. Contact us for information about Leaders and meeting times.

Adult Organizations

Friends of Towanda Route 66

The Route 66 linear parkway captures the local history and geography of the "Mother Road" as it passes through Towanda.

Brochures, murals, pamphlets, maps on the pavement, and Burma Shave signs provide information to enhance your knowledge of our local, state, and U.S. history.

Come enjoy the beautiful gardens and landscaping along the 2 1/2 mile Parkway. Benches and picnic tables are located along the road for your convenience. Volunteers are welcome to help maintain our piece of history.

Rick and Carol Myers

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are involved in two major projects per year to support the library along participating in other library activities throughout the year.

Meets: At least twice a year at 4pm at the library, check our web site for dates or contact us.

  • Annual Artist/Vendor Holiday Sale and Christmas Tea held on the first Saturday in November from 10am to 2pm
  • National Library Week during April each year.
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Book Sale at the 4th of July Flea Market
Towanda District Library

American Legion, Post 931

Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm

Paul Dabbs
Mike Potts
Legion Auxiliary, Unit 931
Debbie Kinsella
Sons of the Legion
Tom Wagner

4th of July Committee

Meets: 4th Monday of the month, January - July & September at 6:30 pm

Debbie Kinsella
Parade Chairman:
Virginia Lowery
Flea Market:
Linda Potts

HCE - McLean County Home/Community Education

The Towanda HCE is open to all individuals and offers educational opportunities and an exchange of ideas. HCE believes in leadership and community service while promoting friendships and enhancing home, families and self.

The Towanda Unit regularly sponsors the July 3 Spaghetti Supper during the community's annual celebration. With any profit received, they support the community, county and world.

Meets: 2nd Monday of the month, September - May at 7:00 pm

Cindy Kelley
Membership Chairman:
Robin Pearson

Lions Club

Mission Statement: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. The Lions Motto is “We Serve”.

While the Towanda Lions Club prides itself in helping people who cannot afford eye exams and glasses, some of the local activities include:

  • Highway Litter control two miles south of Towanda
  • Easter Seals Camp
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Steve Liebenow Memorial Scholarship
  • Serving Towanda Elementary children snow cones in the spring
  • Recycling eye glasses too!

Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm

Wayne Lutz

Towanda Ladies Night Out

This social group is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Towanda area by:

  • Supporting the Library’s summer reading program
  • Donating to the 4th of July Celebration
  • Providing school supplies to students
  • Coordinating food baskets at Thanksgiving
  • Purchasing gifts at Christmas to give to families in need

Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month, except January and July at 6:00 pm. Contact us for locations.

Sue Larkin
Carol Meyers

Towanda Reads Book Club

The group is always open to the public and welcomes anyone who may be interested in current book selection. This is an excellent way to get to know your neighbors, as well as to expand your horizons with books suggested by other book club members.

At each meeting those attending discuss a book selected by the members.

Visit our web site to see the current year's book selections.

Meets: Every other month on the second Tuesday at 5pm at the library -- February, April, June, August, October and December

Towanda District Library
Kay Liebenow

PTO - Parent/Teacher Organization

The Towanda Parent-Teacher Organization's purpose is to promote a better relationship and understanding between parents, teachers and students, and to provide a service to school and community.

Membership consists of faculty members, parents, and other interested members of the community.

Meets: 1st Monday (usually) September - May at the school at 7:00 pm

Area Garage Sales

Sales are usually held each spring and fall. Dates are determined by input from the sellers, and considering other area events and holidays that might impact the number of buyers and sellers.

A small fee is charged to each garage to be included on a map and with the list of sale locations and items that is distributed, and in the group ad in the area newspaper(s).

Sellers are asked to prioritize the items they have for sale since the amount listed for each garage depends on space available.

Gail Ann Briggs

First Baptist Church

Love each other...minister to people.

Meets: Sunday School at 9:30 am, Worship Service at 10:15 am, Bible Study at 6:00 pm

Jack Moody