Non-Profit

Dramatic Play to Be Presented at Grace Baptist Church

By: Greg Zirkle— Overshadowed Theatrical Productions (Medinah, Illinois) will be presenting “The Hiding Place” this Sunday, February 21, at 6:00pm at Grace Baptist Church in Muncie.  “The Hiding Place” is a dramatic play based on the bestselling memoir of Corrie ten Boom about the sheltering of Jews in Nazi Germany. Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. She was imprisoned…


Shafer Leadership Academy Names Officers, Welcomes New Members

By: Mitch Isaacs— MUNCIE, Ind. —Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s nonprofit leadership development institute, is pleased to announce officers as well as new and returning members to its board of directors. These community leaders volunteer their time and expertise to provide the academy with policy direction and oversight. The board elected Steve Smith, CEO of Mid-West Metal Products, as president and Jill Lehman, vice president of Administration and chief people officer at Ontario Systems, as vice president. Eric Lindley,…


Delaware County Nonprofits Receive $617,750 From Community Foundation

By: Eunice Whitlock— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $617,750 to 17 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2016. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. To that end, Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of…


Cornerstone to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Solar Energy Initiative

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts is celebrating Leap Day, and a leap into the future with a new solar power system, by hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, February 29, at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony, with light refreshments, will take place in the Colonnade Room on the first floor of Cornerstone. There will be brief remarks made from Cornerstone’s leadership, as well as National Energy Control and OJS Building Services. The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate…


ARF to Hold Valentine Adoption Event at PetSmart®

By: Dee McKinsey— (Muncie) – ARF (Animal Rescue Fund) will hold an adoption event at PetSmart®, 3450 N Morrison Rd, Muncie, during the Valentine Weekend. Several ARF rescued cats and dogs will be available to PetSmart® during the three-day event, Feb. 12, 13 and 14. ARF will have a “Kissing Booth,” where adopters can have their picture taken for a small fee. Or those shopping at the store can have their pictures taken with their animals, or humans just with…


Whitely Community Council Introduces Improvement Initiatives

By: Isaac Reynoso— MUNCIE, Ind. – At the Whitely Community Council monthly meeting on Monday, goal committees introduced several exciting new initiatives for the Whitely neighborhood. Perhaps the most ambitious initiative is the “Year of Color” campaign introduced by Richard Ivy, co-chair of the Beautification committee. This project aims to extend the pastel color palette of the Centennial Place apartments throughout the Whitely community, creating a “language of color” for the neighborhood through a series of painting, planting, and beautification projects….


Project Leadership’s Ice League Kicks Off With Draft Day

By: Brenda Morehead— MUNCIE — The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League launched Saturday with a Draft Day for more than 100 middle school student athletes at Muncie Central High School. The day featured students taking part in skill drills showcasing their basketball talents, as well as motivational speeches by Muncie Central basketball coaches. The Project Leadership Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student athletes as…


Ice League Draft Day Kicks Off 2016 Season on Saturday

By: Sue Godfrey— The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second 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. Project Leadership…


Laura Williamson Named New Executive Director of Muncie Civic Theatre

By: Chris Griffith— Muncie Civic Theatre and the Board of Directors has announced that Laura Williamson will join the 85 year old institution as its new Executive Director and assume the role on February 1, 2016. In this position, Williamson will work with Chris Griffith and Paul Tavianini who continue as Business and Artistic Director, respectively. Board President, Leigh Edwards remarked, “After careful consideration and focused action from the Board of Directors, we are thrilled to welcome Laura Williamson. Her…


United Way of Delaware County Welcomes Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

By: Shelley Shekell— Nate Rose is a father of two living in Delaware County. He and his wife Marissa understand and support the important push for early childhood literacy in Delaware County. Nate saw a need for getting books into the homes of families, and he took strides to make that happen. While researching Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, a program that provides families with a high-quality book every month with no cost to the family, he realized the program…