WIPB-TV’s Third Annual Be My Neighbor Day Set for Sept. 16

A family enjoys a past "Be My Neighbor Day." Photo provided.A family enjoys a past "Be My Neighbor Day." Photo provided.

By: Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, WIPB-TV—

“Everyone is big enough to do something.” – Daniel Tiger

Muncie, IN – Join our community’s great neighbors at the third annual Be My Neighbor Day, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie.

Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and with a nod to the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this free family event will focus on the importance of being a good neighbor.

“Being neighborly can begin at a very early age,” said Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator for WIPB-TV. “And our hope is that these pint-sized good neighbors grow up to be great civic-minded adults.”

Kids will use a “neighborhood map” to visit more than 20 booths where our community’s great neighbors “live.” They will participate in fun activities while learning about ways to give back – through volunteering, supporting the arts or helping those in need. At the end, they will receive a “Good Neighbor Award.”


  • Meet Daniel Tiger and – new this year – Katerina Kittycat and Splash & Bubbles!
  • Hop on the “Neighborhood” MITS Trolley
  • Dance along to ukulele awesomeness of The Atomic Sharks and enjoy performances by Muncie Civic Theatre and The Shamaniacs

Be My Neighbor Day is made possible with help from our great neighbors at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and Art Van Furniture of Muncie.

Additional support provided by: The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., Community Hospital Anderson, Dennis, Wenger & Abrell, Professional Corporation, Hudson Printing and Mailing Services, Muncie Optimist Club, Muncie Sanitary District, Leland C Wilhoite, DDS, and Muncie Downtown Development Partnership.

“Each year, this event has grown,” Kinsey said, adding that nearly 2,000 people attended last year. “We are looking forward to another beautiful day in the neighborhood.”

WHAT: Be My Neighbor Day

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16

WHERE: Canan Commons, downtown Muncie

COST: Free

MORE INFO: www.wipb.org


A Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate, WIPB-TV is licensed to Ball State University and serves nearly 1.5 million people in east central Indiana and western Ohio. WIPB endeavors to educate, entertain and engage the communities we serve through distinctive television programs and enriching community engagement. For more information call 800-252-9472 or visit WIPB online at http://www.wipb.org.