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4th Annual “Runway for Rescues” to be Held April 1st

Muncie, IN – The 4th Annual Runway for Rescues will be held at 8 p.m., April 1, at The Muncie Civic Theatre, 216 E. Main Street, sponsored by Kishel Photography. It will feature fashions from the Buckle in the Muncie Mall, worn by models in the Kishel Photography Senior model program. Hair and makeup is by Amber’s Beauty School. There will be a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. (catered by VKA Kitchen and Catering) at the theatre, followed by the fashion show, which is expected…


Second Neighborhood Conference Connects More Neighbors, Ideas

By: Emily Royer— Neighbors picked up conference bags and name tags the morning of March 4th as they checked in for the second Neighborhood I.D.E.A. conference. While they greeted one another, they shared their level of enthusiasm for Muncie by placing a sticker on a “Continuum of Engagement” with options ranging from ‘hostile’ to ‘love’. Unsurprisingly, nearly all the stickers crowded the area between “engaged”, “committed”, and “love” – a great portrait of the average I.D.E.A. attendee. The sheer number…


Living Proof Reenactment Set for April 5th and 6th

By: Bruce Qualls— As we head into this season of school parties, proms and graduations, I devote myself to a project that is near and dear to me: “Living Proof.” I chair this event because if I can save at least one Delaware County youth from being in a drunk driving crash, it is worth it. I hate drunk drivers, I really do. Not only do impaired drivers hurt themselves but they have the potential to hurt or kill others….


Delaware County Prevention Council Spring Programs

By: Dee McKinsey— Too Good for Drugs (TGFD). A school-based, evidence-based prevention program. DCPC is offering the program especially geared for grade school levels three – eight. TGFD focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision making, bonding with others, have respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective community and social interaction. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a non-violent, drug-free lifestyle. The…


Fork It Over: A Dinner Fundraiser for the Mural Project “On the Mark, For the City”

By: We’re Trying Collective— Muncie, IN – We’re Trying Collective invites Muncie community members to join them for FORK IT OVER: A Dinner Fundraiser for “On the Mark, For the City” at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. VIP and General Admission tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite. In August 2016, We’re Trying Collective announced “On the Mark, For the City,” a collaborative mural project to be painted on the side…


Meet Whitely Community Council’s New Executive Director

By: Rebecca Parker— Muncie, IN— Whitely Community Council (WCC) will welcome its first Executive Director, Ken Hudson, in April. After a long and successful managerial career in the for-profit world, Hudson is looking forward to a new challenge and is ready to learn more about the nonprofit world and the Whitely Community. “I have worked in management or some form of leadership in all the jobs I have held in my past. They all have contributed to building the person…


YMCA of Muncie Raises $270,000 to Support Community Needs

By: Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN—The YMCA of Muncie held its Annual Campaign’s Victory Celebration, announcing the goal of $260,000 was exceeded. A team of 140 volunteers and staff solicited over 700 donations from community members and corporations. Co-chairs Melanie Howe and Dan Wolfert led the celebration that not only recognized the accomplishment of exceeding the $260,000 goal, but also the dedication of the volunteers and staff to ensure the Y is accessible for all. “Throughout our community, countless people know…


ecoREHAB Builds Community, One House at a Time

By: Shannon Greeley— Retired school teacher Norma Ruttan thought she might never leave her mobile home. But in January, the Muncie native moved into her “dream house” doors down from her son in the Thomas Park/Avondale neighborhood. Her inviting, energy-efficient home had been a vacant, dangerous eyesore. In January 2014, the city condemned the 10th Street property after its owner was arrested for allegedly cooking methamphetamines. Vapors from production of the synthetic stimulant lingered in its air vents, saturated the…


MACC and BSU School of Art Partner on Professional Development Artist Series

Brings Indy-based Shannon Linker of Arts Council of Indianapolis to Muncie By: Braydee Euliss — Muncie, IN—Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to present a series of professional development talks and workshops for artists throughout 2017.  The second event in the series brings Shannon Linker, Vice President and Director of Gallery 924 for the Arts Council of Indianapolis, to Muncie Maker Lab in Downtown Muncie Thursday, March 23rd from 7 – 9…


Harvest Soup Kitchen Annual Dinner & Auction Saturday, March 25th

By: Matt Howell— Join us for a delicious meal with friends in support of the Harvest Soup Kitchen. The Harvest Soup Kitchen will have their Annual Dinner and Live Fundraising Auction on Saturday, March 25th from 6-9pm at the Knights of Columbus in Muncie. The evening will include: Live Cake Auction Live Art Auction Cheer Raffle  & Door Prizes Tickets are $25 or $200 for an 8-person table. Tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-soup-kitchen-annual-dinner-auction-tickets-30258590258 Help us continue serving all who are hungry, with…