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.

Other Millard Days Grant Recipients:

Over $400,000 in grants to community programs have been made over the past four 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.