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Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Torchbearer Nominations Due Dec 31st.

By: Nancy Carlson—(Note: Nominations end December 31, 2015. Don’t put it off!) The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state….


Founders Awards. Photo provided.

Cornerstone Recognizes Founders with New Annual Awards

By: Jessie Irwin— On Thursday, December 3, Cornerstone Center for the Arts hosted its Annual Meeting and Donor Recognition. A new addition for this year was the recognition of four of the organization’s founders through awards named in their honor. The first award acknowledged Beth Turcotte who stepped up to…


Kids from the 2014 Great Futures Recognition Luncheon are pictured. Photo provided.

Muncie Boys and Girls Club Announces New Board Members

By: Micah Maxwell— At a recent board meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, new board members and officers for 2016 were approved. (Please see individual board member bios lower in this article.) “The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is honored to welcome these new board members….


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Toyota of Muncie Named 2015 Indiana Philanthropy Award Recipient

By: The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.— November is a time to give thanks. Fundraising professionals in Indiana are doing just that. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Indiana Chapter recently held its annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards Dinner honoring and thanking philanthropists in our community. These…



"Izzy,"is a nine year old Boxer. Photo by: Lindsay Stafford

Bring Your Thanksgiving Leftovers to ARF on Saturday

By: Dee McKinsey— Don’t make turkey tetrazzini — bring your Thanksgiving leftovers to ARF at 12-noon Saturday, Nov. 28. Please bring your leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots to ARF in separate containers. ARF staffers will be mixing the special meal for our furry friends on site. Lucy…



Pharmaceutical drop box located inside Muncie City Hall. Photo by: Jason Donati

Now You Can Dispose of Unwanted Medications at Muncie City Hall

By: Jason Donati— The Muncie Sanitary District in a partnership with the Muncie Police Department have made available a pharmaceutical drop box for old and unused prescription drugs to be disposed of in a safe and secure location for local residents. Citizens can deposit their unwanted prescription drugs in a…



The Youth Opportunity Center is a residential behavioral treatment center for children. Photo provided.

Youth Opportunity Center Hiring Fair is November 20th

By: Genet C. Soule— The Youth Opportunity Center, a residential behavioral treatment center for children, located in Muncie, Indiana, will host a Direct Care Hiring Fair on Friday November 20th from 10am to 2pm. We are looking for individuals to work directly with at-risk youth and/or clients with DD/ID diagnosis…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Community Foundation Awards $103,105 in New Grants

By: Eunice Whitlock— The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $103,105 to six nonprofit organizations during the fourth Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2015. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to…




Dale Basham is pictured with some of the awards won at the recent Rotary Club District Conference. Photos: Dale Basham

Muncie Rotary Club Receives Top Awards at District Conference

By: Tom Farris— Muncie Rotary Club Receives Top Awards At District 6560 2015 Mid-Year Conference The Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson, IN served as the location for the recent 2015 Mid-Year Conference for Rotary International District 6560. District Governor Make Blade gaveled the conference to order and presented opening remarks to…


Muncie Mission Ministries, Photo provided.

Muncie Mission Announces Plans for Thanksgiving Day Dinner

By: Frank Baldwin— Community guests are invited to the 85th annual Muncie Mission Thanksgiving Day dinner. Thanksgiving dinner will be served to residents and community guests on Thanksgiving Day, at noon, at the Mission, 1725 S. Liberty St. “Last year 150 traditional Thanksgiving dinners with all of the trimmings were…