By: Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, WIPB-TV—
Editor’s Note: Due to the rain, “Be My Neighbor Day” activities will take place inside the YMCA, across the street from Canan Commons at 500 S. Mulberry Street.
Muncie, Indiana – Won’t you be our neighbor? Join WIPB for the fourth annual Be My Neighbor Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie.
Enjoy free family activities, live entertainment and more with some of Muncie’s great neighbors!
“The star of this event, of course, is Daniel Tiger, who – we have it on good authority – is very excited about meeting some new friends!” said Michelle Kinsey, WIPB Community Engagement Coordinator.
Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and with a nod to the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the event focuses on the importance of being a good neighbor.
Canan Commons will be transformed into a “neighborhood” where kids will use a map to lead them through the “streets” lined with more than 20 neighbors from community centers, arts organizations, neighborhood groups and much more. At each booth, kids will be able to participate in neighborly activities. Families will also discover ways to give back, from volunteer opportunities to supporting local arts and culture.
Kids will also be able to hop on the MITS “Neighborhood Trolley,” dance to music from The Atomic Sharks and enjoy a performance by Muncie Civic Theatre. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra will also offer a rehearsal preview of its Moonlight Movies concert (scheduled for later that night in the same location).
At the end of their visit to the “neighborhood,” children will be able to collect “Good Neighbor” awards.
Hope you will join us! It’s going to be a beautiful day in the neighborhood!
Be My Neighbor Day is presented by MutualBank and Midas, with additional support from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, LifeStream Services, Community Hospital Anderson, Hudson Printing and Dr. Leland C. Wilhoite.
For more information, go to 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.