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Muncie Rotary Club. File photo.

Muncie Rotary Club Announces Recipients of the 2016 Muncie Rotary Club Grants

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Muncie Rotary Club Grants, totaling $7,067. The 99-year old Muncie Rotary Club has established the Muncie Rotary Club Fund with the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. to serve the community by funding select and worthy projects each year….


Boys & Girls Club of Muncie will host the annual Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival on October 28 from 4 – 7 p.m. Photo provided.

Boys & Girls Club To Host Annual “Trunk or Treat” for Muncie Community

By: Micha Maxwell— MUNCIE, IN— Boys & Girls Club of Muncie will host the annual Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival on October 28 from 4 – 7 p.m. Local businesses and organizations will line Heekin Park to hand out candy and goodies as kids and families walk through dressed in costumes. Families will also participate in the Annual Fall…


oin local everyday superheroes that make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Photo by: Kishel Photography.

CASA’s Haunted Heroes Halloween Party, Friday October 28th

Help bring awareness and raise funds for Delaware County’s child advocacy program By: Ashley Soldaat— This Friday, October 28th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, come out to the Delaware County Fairgrounds Memorial Building for a family friendly Halloween Party targeting young children ages 3-12. Join us for Halloween games, arts & crafts, science experiments and yummy treats at our concession stand….


ustin Phillips of Indianapolis, founder and executive director of Overdose Lifeline, Inc. (ODL), will be the featured speaker at the annual Delaware County Prevention Council’s Red Ribbon Community Breakfast. Photo courtesy of www.overdose-lifeline.org/

Annual Delaware County Prevention Council’s Community Breakfast to Be Held October 25th

By: Dee McKinsey— Leading Indianapolis Advocate for Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths to Speak in Muncie  Muncie, IN— Justin Phillips of Indianapolis, founder and executive director of Overdose Lifeline, Inc. (ODL), will be the featured speaker at the annual Delaware County Prevention Council’s Red Ribbon Community Breakfast. Along with Phillips, members of the council’s PRIDE Team will perform. This year’s theme is:…


Volunteer tutors study during the new tutor orientation, held in downtown Muncie’s CO:Lab. Photo provided.

Volunteer Tutors Now Available to Teach Reading

Muncie, IN—Between two trainings on September 27th and October 11th, The Community Reading Project now has sixteen volunteer tutors available to teach reading skills to struggling adult readers. The Community Reading Project is a new adult literacy program created to improve the quality of life for adults in Muncie and Delaware County by improving their reading skills. The program was…


Photo by: Raven Brooks

“Through Our Eyes” Project on Display at Maring-Hunt Library

By: Raven Brooks— Last fall 16 third graders took a fieldtrip through Muncie and through history. They then turned their experience into a project that is now on display at Maring-Hunt Library. The students first began working on the project in November of 2015, when their East Washington Academy teacher Dana Hartzell assigned it to them. “It was a project I…


The Shafer Giving Society honors donors who help promote the transformation of troubled children. Photo provided.

YOC Celebrates 11th Anniversary of the Shafer Giving Society

Muncie, IN—The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) Foundation celebrated the eleventh anniversary of the Shafer Giving Society and the legacy of the late Hamer and Phyllis Shafer at a luncheon held in the YOC Gymnasium on October 6, 2016. The Shafer Giving Society was formed in 2006 to honor donors who have made cumulative gifts of $1,000 or more. The theme…


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Second Harvest Tailgate at Borg Warner On October 13th

By: Karen McTague—  Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food* for families in need at the monthly Tailgate distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Tailgate will be held at Borg Warner in the parking lot across the street on the north side of State Road 32, West Kilgore Ave. in Muncie….


Students in the Super Spellers Club at Motivate Our Minds compete in a practice bee, complete with "microphone."

“Celebrity Spelling Bee” Oct. 20 to Benefit Motivate Our Minds

By: Michelle Kinsey— MUNCIE – Motivate Our Minds is buzzing with excitement! MOMs will have its first “Celebrity Spelling Bee” Oct. 20 at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. A pre-event reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the spelling will begin at 6. Teams led by local celebrities will be competing for the prestigious traveling Celebrity Spelling Bee trophy, along…


Front Row (L to R): Nancy Carlson, Jenni Marsh, Denise King (bison artist) Back Row (L to R): Sherri Contos, Jim Flatford, Megan Arnold, Kelly Shrock, Betty Brewer. Photo provided.

Dedication Honoring Muncie’s Bison-Tennial to Take Place October 6th

By: Shelley Shekell—  MUNCIE, Ind. – Delaware County’s Indiana Bison-tennial Public Art Project will reach its permanent destination at Tuhey Park during a dedication ceremony on October 6 from 4-5 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Mayor Dennis Tyler will give a proclamation to honor the bicentennial event and the significance of artist Denise King’s design. King, inspired by the Lenape, painted…