Bancroft wins 2005 Community Development Award
The winner of the Community Development Award for towns with populations of 500-1000, given for overall excellence in community and economic development, was presented to Bancroft at the 42nd Annual Nebraska Community Improvement Program (NCIP) evening banquet at the Gering Civic Center. One judge remarked that Bancroft "isn't afraid to collaborate". The Bancroft Leadership Team came up with innovative ideas, and with community support implemented goals related several projects.
Bancroft won a special project award for Parks, Recreation and Forestry with the "Bancroft Minipark" project. The community of Bancroft also won the Youth Involvement and Leadership Development with the Bancroft-Rosalie School "Service Learning Through Environmental Studies" project.