Royal Community Building


In 1982 the village of Royal held a centennial celebration that raised around $40,000. The village determined that there was a need for a community building. The plans were underway and several fundraisers were held in 1982 and 1983 to raise an additional $40,000.

Bricks were donated from Lincoln School in Urbana and volunteers cleaned all the bricks with pic hammers and scrubbed them. To complete the building, one contractor was hired for expertise and the rest of the work crew was made up of volunteers from the community.

In 1983 the Royal Community Building began hosting reunions and weekly bingo games as well as ballroom dancing events. The building is currently used mainly for:

  • Fundraisers
  • Weddings
  • Family reunions
  • Birthday parties
  • Graduation celebrations