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Altrusa International of Muncie Receives $4,000 Grant To Benefit Delaware County Foster Closet

By: Marcy Minton— Muncie, IN—Altrusa International of Muncie, Inc. was recently awarded a grant for $4,000 from the Altrusa International Foundation to conduct a project to benefit Delaware County Foster Closet. On December 27, 2018 members of the Muncie Club prepared 250 care bags for the Delaware County Foster Closet with items purchased with the grant funds. Each care bag included a pair of pajamas, a package of new underwear, a package of new socks and a toiletry kit for…


Muncie’s BY5 Partners With Local Healthcare Clinics

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc. recently announced a focus on forming partnerships within the healthcare industry. Though venturing into this industry is new for the county’s leading organization in early childhood awareness, it’s something Executive Director Missy Modesitt says will aid in achieving BY5’s main goal. “BY5’s goal is that all children in Delaware County are born healthy and will acquire the necessary wellness care needed to insure successful entry into Kindergarten,” Modesitt…


Project Leadership’s ICE League Draft Day Is Saturday, February 2nd

By: Brenda Morehead— Muncie, IN—The 2019 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday February 2nd with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its fifth season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student athletes as they move toward high school and post-secondary educations. The ICE League ties in closely with Project Leadership’s mission to assist local students to and through college….


Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana to Host Bowl for Kids’ Sake

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN—Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana will be introducing their annual spring fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS). The event will take place on Thursday, March 14 from 3p.m. – 8p.m. at Clancy’s Village Bowl and on Friday, March 15 from 1p.m. – 5p.m. at Ball State University’s Student Center. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a bowling event put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters nationwide. Each year, thousands of people come together across…


Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie ‘Great Futures Dinner’ Raises Over $56K

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie would like to thank the generous donors and sponsors of this year’s Great Futures Dinner. The event, held on January 24 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, raised $56,556.45. (A 146 percent increase over last year.) The Muncie community came together for one night to celebrate the 85th anniversary of  the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. For the past 85 years Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie,…


Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Young Artist Exhibition Announced

By: Sarah Shaffer— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, will host the Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, March 14 for school-age children in Delaware County. The show will feature the artwork of students in kindergarten through twelfth grades who reside in or attend school in Delaware County. The public reception on March 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. will take place in the Colonnade Room at Cornerstone Center for the Arts with awards being announced…


YMCA of Muncie Honors Board of Directors For Their Service

By: Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN— At the November meeting of the YMCA of Muncie’s Board of Directors, five members were honored for their service to the YMCA and our community. Monte Brown has served as a volunteer at the Y since 1988. He has been a continual member of the Camp Crosley Board of Advisors with stints on the Corporate Board. His years of service include a number of accomplishments that have boosted the Y and Camp Crosley to where they…


Martin Luther King Day Activities and Unity Week Audio

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—For many, January 21 will be a day off from work or school. But organizers of the annual MLK Day say it should be a “day on.” “[It’s] a day that brothers and sisters from all walks of life can stand together to learn from each other, empower each other, to work toward the common goal of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all,” said WaTasha Barnes Griffin, executive director of the YWCA, Muncie Community Schools…


DCHS to Host 5th Beer Tasting Fundraising Event – Votes for Women

By: Chris Flook— Muncie, IN—On Saturday, January 26, the Delaware County Historical Society will host its fifth annual beer tasting fundraiser at the Fickle Peach. From 1:00-3:00 PM, guests will sample different craft beers, listen to the history presentation Votes for Womenregarding Delaware County’s suffrage movement of 100 years ago, and can take part in our silent auction. All proceeds benefit the DCHS’ annual operations. The beers sampled at the tasting are from breweries owned by women, or from breweries…


Scholarship Applications Are Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—Scholarship applications are now available for scholarships administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. High school seniors and current college students should visit cfmdin.org/apply-for-scholarships to view available scholarships and access the online applications. The Community Foundation administers 50 scholarships to support post-secondary education. These scholarships were established by donors who set the criteria. Scholarships are awarded to students participating in a wide variety of activities, with a wide range of…