The decade of the 1950s was a time of both growth and establishment for Lincoln Community Center. During this decade the Center became more financially sound and recreational programs continued to be developed. In fact, the decade started with the Center being incorporated, thus getting rights as a charitable organization. Perhaps the most significant event of the 1950s was the John Spencer Trust Fund, established upon his death in 1954. The $50,000.00 fund was arranged through the Troy Foundation and was to be used for operational expenses at the Center.
Throughout the 1950s, several social events became regular community activities at the Center. Among these socials were dinner, silver teas, and indoor carnivals. The youth groups at the Center also assisted in several activities including popularity contests, civic, health, and other campaigns. During the 1950s, various teams from the Center, including men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s softball, competed with other teams from the area.