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‘Laundry Love’ Event To Bring Neighbors Together On Saturday

By: Nancy Carlson— Muncie, IN—Riverside/Normal City Neighborhood Association (RNC), in partnership with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, will hold its 2nd annual LAUNDRY LOVE event this Saturday, March 14th  from 8 am to Noon. With a grant from Thrivent, the Healthy Community Alliance partners will provide a $10 roll of quarters to the first 25 families who come into the White Spot Coin Laundromat, the only one in the RNC neighborhood. Brian Schrieve, the White Spot’s owner, said “Clean clothes are like…

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Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity Receives $100,000 Contribution

By: Jaime Faulkner— Muncie, IN—Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity humbly celebrates receiving $100,000 from the MutualBank Charitable Foundation in 2020. The donation comes on the heels of the unexpected passing of the MutualBank Charitable Foundation President and MutualBank President and COO, Pat Botts, in October 2019. Dave Heeter, the newly named President of the MutualBank Charitable Foundation, says, “The Foundation board unanimously voted in favor of this contribution as a tangible means of honoring Pat. Pat was an integral part…


United Way of Delaware, Henry & Randolph Counties Helps Struggling Working Families File Taxes For FREE

By: Holly Juip— Muncie, IN—United Way fights for the financial stability of every person in every community and is committed to supporting programs that allow people to thrive. United Way of Delaware, Henry & Randolph Counties is partnering with AARP Tax Aides and Yorktown Kiwanis to provide in-person tax assistance so people can easily and accurately file their taxes to get the refunds they deserve. People can also file their own taxes for free anytime at: MyFreeTaxes.com.  MyFreeTaxes is the…


Local Marketing Professionals Have ‘Roaring Good Time’ at 2020 American Advertising Awards

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — The American Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana (AAF ECI) had a “roaring good time” at the 20s-themed American Advertising Awards on Feb. 29. Also known as the ADDYs, the awards show recognizes the best advertising and creative works from the past year, including that of professionals and of students. As always, submissions were judged by out-of-market advertising professionals in a blind judging process. Silver and Gold awards were presented to the top-scoring pieces…


Mayor Ridenour’s State of the City Address To Be Held at End of IDEA 2020 Conference

By: Aimee West, Cornerstone Center for the Arts & Muncie Action Plan— Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie finds itself in a state of transition, as Muncie Neighborhoods’ IDEA Conference enters year 5 in 2020, with Mayor Ridenour’s new administration now at the helm. On March 7th,  at the Ivy Tech Fisher Building, Mayor Ridenour will issue his first State of the City address and his department heads will take the keynote stage at the 5th annual Muncie Neighborhoods IDEA Conference. The conference…


AEP Foundation Grant Enables Muncie Mission to Better Serve Community

By: Bob Scott— Muncie, IN – A grant from the AEP Foundation has enabled the Muncie Mission to buy a new delivery truck that will enhance the agency’s ability to pick up donated food, furniture, appliances, recyclables and more. Toby Thomas, President and Chief Operating Officer of Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), presented the grant Friday to Frank Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Muncie Mission. Thomas and Baldwin helped load the new truck with items to be delivered…


Applications for 2020 David Sursa Leadership Award Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award. The award rewards, recognizes and encourages extraordinary leadership by a nonprofit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from leaders who understand local issues and are able to visualize and promote positivity, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. established the David Sursa Leadership Award in honor of…


Local Disability Community Commemorates Lives of Disabled Victims of Violence

By: Samuel Johnson— Muncie, IN— In memory of Adam Schneider and Skylea Carmack, The Hoosier Alliance for Neurodiversity and disability rights advocates in East Central Indiana will be holding a ‘Day of Mourning’ vigil in Muncie on Sunday, March 1 at 6 p.m. to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by family members and caretakers. Adam was a 39-year-old man with cerebral palsy from Richmond. After his mother died, Adam moved in with his brother. His brother neglected him and…


Intrigue Abounds at Minnetrista’s Second Murder Mystery Dinner

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, IN—Prepare for a night of imaginative play with Minnetrista’s second ever Murder Mystery Dinner: Foley Afoul on March 27 & 28. It’s the 100th annual Foley Artists Vocal Recordists and Animators Association Annual Conventionand there will be a rare showing of a “vaulted” 1920 animation film. The night is hosted by the CEO of Sahara-Montana Studios, Chuck Montana. When something goes awry, it will be up to attendees to navigate a night filled with imaginative play,…


Muncie Action Plan to Collaborate With Next Muncie on Next Community Action Plan

By: Muncie Action Plan— Muncie, Indiana— On the 10th anniversary of Muncie Action Plan (MAP), the organization is going back to its roots and partnering with Next Muncie to facilitate another broad scale intensive community feedback and planning process. The announcement of the partnership was made at MAP’s annual community presentation on January 28th by MAP President Jenni Marsh and Next Muncie Co-Chairs Jeff Bird and Geoff Mearns. “The Muncie Action Plan board took a hard look at all the…