Non-Profit

Fisher Governance Award Presented to Juli Metzger

By: Jud Fisher and Donna Munchel— MUNCIE— Ball Brothers Foundation has selected Juli Metzger, President of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie and Vice President of the Project Leadership board of directors as the 2015 winner of the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award. The award, which recognizes the outstanding service of a board member to a Delaware County nonprofit organization, was presented at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner…


YOC Foundation Celebrates Shafer Giving Plaza’s 10th Anniversary

By: Polly Craig— The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) Foundation will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Shafer Giving Plaza and the legacy of the late Hamer and Phyllis Shafer at a luncheon on October 29. Guests of honor will include YOC Founders and Shafer Giving Society Ambassadors. Keynote speaker will be Mrs. Leslie Meese, New Castle, Ind., mother of a YOC alumnus. This annual event is held every fall to recognize the YOC’s generous donors. The Shafer Giving Plaza, dedicated…


Robert P. Bell Teacher Creativity Grants Awarded to Local Teachers

By: Eunice Whitlock— The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced that the following Robert P. Bell grants totaling $5,139 have been awarded to local teachers for the first grant cycle of the 2015-2016 academic year. It is estimated that over 1,771 Delaware County students will benefit from these grants. Julie Rinker Bailey, Northside Middle School, was awarded $211 for middle school English students to establish the connection between emotions and writing through use of emoticons and…


ARF Fundraiser to Offer 2016 Photo Calendar Featuring Muncie Area Pets

By: Dee McKinsey— All Muncie area pet owners, and those who adore their animals, are able to have their furry friends on the 2016 Muncie ARF pet calendar. The calendar will be available for purchase before Thanksgiving and will make a fine holiday gift for your friends. To enter, you’ll need to submit a picture of your pet via email. Email your photo to Vickie@munciearf.com Within the body of your email, you’ll need to include: Your name, address, phone number, size of…


“Nightmare on Main Street” Free Children’s Haunted House at Cornerstone

By: Jessie Irwin—  Looking for some spooky fun for your family this October? Stop by Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ first ever kids-friendly haunted house, Nightmare on Main Street! This low-scare haunted house is perfect for families with children ages 12 and under looking for a good way to celebrate the month of tricks and treats! Come and explore the mysterious top level of Cornerstone which has been morphed into an ooey-gooey lair of fun! Nightmare on Main Street will…


Enjoy a Pint and a Song to Help Support Local Cancer Prevention

By: Stan Stephens— For a third consecutive year, fans of beer and music can indulge both for a great cause. The Heorot Pub and Draught House will host Rocktoberfest, a seasonal celebration of music, beer and food starting at 5 pm, Saturday, October 24 at the adjacent Valhalla Hall on 219 S. Walnut Street. Proceeds from admissions will benefit the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Center Fund which supports free cancer screenings in the community. This year’s Rocktoberfest…


Academy of Model Aeronautics Launches “Discover Flight” Awareness Campaign

By: Mandee Mikulski— World’s largest model aviation association launches public awareness campaign. (Watch the inspiring “Discover Flight” video at the bottom of this story.)  The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and its community of more than 187,000 members across the globe are uniting today to welcome and encourage the next generation of model aviation enthusiasts. In a public awareness campaign titled Discover Flight, AMA will show the world why it’s never been a more important, or exciting, time to take to the…


Photo Gallery: ArtsWalk 2015 in DWNTWN Muncie

Photos by: Mike Rhodes— Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP), in partnership with Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University’s Departments of Fine Art and Music, present ArtsWalk 2015. Here are a few photos from the event. You can click on any picture to start the slide show.    


History of Muncie gets Garfield treatment for ArtsWalk Digital Art Event

By: Gail Werner— Ball State University’s IDIA Lab in partnership with Paws, Inc. has created a special digital art event in honor of Muncie’s sesquicentennial celebration. The multimedia event will take place during Muncie’s ArtsWalk at 8 p.m., Oct. 1 at the corner of East Charles and South Walnut streets. Jim Davis’ Garfield will virtually host the event, which will feature historical imagery and clips of Muncie mentions in pop culture. “We wanted to create something fun and tongue-in-cheek, but…


Celebrating 30 Years with 30 Days of Community

By: Eunice Whitlock— The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County Inc. believes Delaware County is a great place to live. They also believe they can make it even better. So they work every day to improve our community. They find a way to make a difference through grants to local nonprofits, scholarships to students, and leadership to the community…and they’ve been doing it for 30 YEARS! “We are excited for this important milestone and are planning a 30 Days…