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Muncie Action Plan Task Force III SpringZing Photo Contest 

By MAP Task Force 3— Muncie, IN—In January, 2021, Task Force 3 organized a group of MAP board members and committed community leaders to develop a “pro-Muncie” marketing campaign. The idea was to create a way that people could collaboratively share the things that they love about living in Muncie while also observing safe social distancing guidelines. Among the many ideas discussed was a quarterly themed photo contest that in which people could share images of their favorite features of our fair…

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How Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s New Executive Director Plans to Transform the Community

By Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — Music has the power to unify, said Scott Watkins. As the new executive director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Watkins plans to do just that: bring the community together through music. “There’s something about the beauty and the truth in music—when it comes together, it creates something very powerful,” Watkins said. “Music has the power to unify, it really does. It goes straight to the heart; people feel it, and they’re a part of…


Cancelled: United Way to Celebrate Campaign With Outdoor Concert on April 1st

Editor’s note: Due to the forecasted cold weather on April 1, United Way of Delaware, Henry and Randolph Counties has decided to postpone their Celebration event. The concert has been rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday, May 15th at 3:30pm at Canan Commons. By Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—United Way of Delaware, Henry and Randolph Counties invites its donors, partners, and other community stakeholders to join them in celebrating a remarkable fundraising campaign on April 1 – in conjunction with…


Thriving Not Surviving: Muncie Neighborhoods Are THRIVING During the Pandemic

By Heather Williams, Task Force 2 Leader, Muncie Action Plan—   Muncie, IN—For many, the 2020 I.D.E.A. Conference was the last large in-person event they attended prior to the COVID-19 lock-down that shifted community building work over the last year. This year marked the 6th Annual I.D.E.A. Conference, which was held on Saturday, March 6th at Pruis Hall on Ball State’s Campus. This year’s event was held in-person as well as broadcasted live via Muncie Action Plan’s Facebook page. The…


Magna Powertrain Named Presenting Sponsor Of Great Futures Dinner

By Qiana Clemens— Muncie, IN—The Great Futures Dinner is a long-standing tradition benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie (BGCM), and this year’s event will prove to be like no other. This year’s virtual program will stream online on the Club’s Facebook page, website, and YouTube channel beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021. BGCM is proud to announce this year’s Presenting Sponsor: Magna Powertrain of America, Inc. The event includes an online auction, a performance by the…


Muncie Habitat for Humanity Moves Annual Dream Builder’s Breakfast to Virtual Format

By Eileen Oaks Molter— Muncie, IN—The Dream Builders Society Breakfast provides a tremendous opportunity for Muncie Habitat for Humanity to share the work and impact of their efforts, and to invite guests to support Habitat’s housing mission. “After last year’s cancelation we are excited to continue to share stories of homes, communities and  hope, with the community again,” said Lindsey Arthur, Muncie Habitat CEO. “This year will be different while we continue to raise critical funds as we keep the…


Solarize Indiana March Zoom Meeting To Take Place on March 17th

By Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Area residents and business owners will learn how the federal tax credit of 26% has been extended through 2021 and 2022 for installing solar panels on houses, farm structures and places of business during the next Zoom meeting of Solarize Indiana. The Zoom meeting for Solarize Indiana, a grassroots community group, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. The Zoom meeting will involve a 30-minute presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers….


Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Projects in Gaston, Selma and Yorktown

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—Non-profit organizations serving Gaston, Selma, and Yorktown can apply for funding through The Community Foundation’s Town Endowment Fund Grants Program. Grant applications are available online at cfmdin.org Town of Gaston Endowment Fund Grants The Town of Gaston Endowment Fund supports projects and programs that benefit the residents of the Town of Gaston, and Harrison and Washington Townships. The fund was established in 2012 by longtime Gaston resident Betty Jane Clark Carter. Betty hoped that she would…


The Exchange Club of Muncie Turns 100

By Dave “Mac” McGalliard, Exchange Club of Indiana, President— Muncie, IN—Exchanging ideas is a simple concept. There is a club that has helped charities in Delaware County for 100 years.  We come from varied occupations, lifestyles, faiths, and walks of life. We have four purposes in our club: Building Patriotism, Building our Communities, Creating Children’s Opportunities, and The Prevention of Child Abuse.  With these four common goals, the Exchange Club of Muncie has become a positive force in our Delaware County’s web…


Registration for Cornerstone’s Spring Break Art Camp is Now Open

By Claire Yazel— Muncie, IN– Spring Break Art Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, March 22, through Friday, March 26, at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Students ages 7 through 14 will participate in two 90-minute art sessions each morning. Participants are asked to register before noon on Wednesday, March 17, on the Cornerstone website. Due to COVID-19, there are limited spaces available for registration. All participants will be required to wear masks and social distance….