Non-Profit

12 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $89,683 From The Community Foundation

By: Eunice Whitlock— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., awarded $89,683 to 12 non-profit organizations during the third 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. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: arts and culture,…

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On the Mark, For the City: A Muncie Mural Project

By: Braydee Euliss— MUNCIE, INDIANA – On the Mark, For the City: A Muncie Mural Project by We’re Trying Collective On the Mark, For the City is a collaborative mural project that aims to harness the power of art and creativity to celebrate the diversity of our community and its welcoming and inclusive nature. This week, We’re Trying Collective announces On the Mark, For the City, a collaborative mural project for the City of Muncie. Following the tragic events at the Orlando Pulse Nightclub, the collective was…


DreamFest Comes to the Fairgrounds on August 27th

By: Molly Flodder— Muncie, IN—East Central Indiana’s first “experience festival” kicks off next weekend on Saturday, August 27, from 12 noon-5 p.m. DreamFest, a fundraiser for Muncie nonprofit TEAMwork for Quality Living, will give attendees of all ages the chance to “Dream. Learn. Do.” Those attending the event at the Delaware County Fairgrounds will have opportunities not only to observe activities in four zones, but to have hands-on experiences ranging from climbing a tree or learning belly dancing to being…


Youth Opportunity Center Counselor, Receives Statewide Award

Muncie, IN—Krista Hoevel, LMHC, CSAYC, LCAC, Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) director of counseling services for residential programs, was recently honored for her statewide role in the field of treating sexually maladaptive youth. Hoevel received the 2016 Bobby Jones Award for Excellence at the IN-AJSOP (Indiana Association of Juvenile Sexual Offender Practitioners) conference on August 4 in Shelbyville, Ind. The award was created to honor the late Bobby Jones who was instrumental in developing IN-AJSOP’s training and credentialing programs. IN-AJSOP is…


Cornerstone’s Fall Twelve Week Classes Announced

By: Jesse Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts will offer a series of classes this fall for youth, families and adults in a wide variety of areas. The Fall Twelve Week Class Session begins the week of September 12 and continues through December 10. Cornerstone’s class fees are affordable, one-time payments that cover the full twelve weeks of class. Areas of interest include: visual arts, martial arts, theatre, dance, fitness, creative writing, and music. Children and family classes include: Early…


Muncie Makers Market Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

By: Miss Moth Danner— Muncie, IN—National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, 2016. In celebration, the Muncie Makers Market is joining the Old West End Neighborhood Association (OWENA) for a day of fun on Saturday, August 13th. From 8am-1pm, the OWENA will bring their annual Rummage Bazaar to Downtown Muncie, with antiques, rummage of all sorts, and hot food aplenty. Also starting at 8am, and running all day to 7pm, visitors with have the opportunity to stock up on fresh…


Sustainable Muncie Corp. Names Full-time Executive Director

By: Michael Wolfe— Muncie, IN—Sustainable Muncie Corp. has hired Ashlee Bane as its Executive Director. Bane will take on the full­-time role of Executive Director for the organization, which is working to complete the initial buildout and launch of Madjax Muncie Maker Force at the corner of Madison and Jackson streets on the near east side of downtown Muncie. Bane was formerly the Executive Director at the YMCA and is a downtown resident herself. Bane states, “The projects in place,…


BY5 Offers Free “Dive In” Swim Event at Tuhey Pool on August 9th

By: Carrie Bale— Muncie, IN –Families, children and community members are invited to come to a “Dive In” FREE swim event to show your support for increase access to High Quality Pre-K opportunities for more children in Delaware County and in Indiana. Come join us for FREE at Tuhey pool on August 9, 2016 from  4 – 8pm.  Free novelty ice cream will be available from Baskin Robbins while supplies last.  BY5, as the leading voice for raising awareness about…


The Ducks Are Back in Town

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—So, there you are, driving down the road minding your own business. Being a good driver, you’re watching your speed and not exceeding the posted 35mph speed limit. Suddenly, your peripheral vision alerts you to a flash of something big, bright and intensely yellow. You immediately apply your brakes and slow way down in an attempt to better view one of Muncie’s most unusual seasonal sights… A giant inflatable duck on the side of the road. The Muncie Journal and WLBC’s…


Volunteers Needed for September 27th Bicentennial Torch Relay

Muncie, IN—Volunteers are needed when the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay passes through Delaware County on Tuesday, September 27th.   According to local relay coordinator, Nancy Carlson, one or two volunteers will staff each spot where one Torch Bearer hands the torch to the next. Total, the county needs 24-48 volunteers between the hours of 9:00 and Noon on September 27th.  Anyone can volunteer, although children will be in school at that time. The work is easy, mainly serving as a human…