Welcoming Week

Each September across the United States, communities celebrate Welcoming Week. Started by Welcoming America, every September communities celebrate the week by hosting events that bring all community members together. In 2019, the Crete Welcoming Circle held a Sunday celebration where the mayor read the Welcoming Week proclamation.

Crete Community World Cup

In collaboration with the City of Crete and Doane University, the members of the Welcoming Circle help host the annual Crete Community World Cup. This two-day soccer tournament in the spring helps raise funds for the Doane Equity Fund-a fund administered by the Crete Community Assistance Office that helps support community members. Crete community businesses sponsors teams through donations that go to support the Doane Equity Fund.