Muncie community members gathered to share in laughter, food and activities Thursday on the Washington Street Bridge for Muncie’s Bridge Dinner.
Multiple parts of the community were represented at the events from the presence of local food and item vendors such as the Guardian Brewing Company and the Muncie Central Jazz Band to decorations created by second grade classes from Burris Laboratory School.
Erin Moore, program manager with the Office of Community Engagement at Ball State, said this biannual event hosted by Muncie Neighborhoods was sparked by Peter Kageyama’s “Love Where You Live” campaign, which cultivating community pride for each facet of their hometown.
A variety of water-based activities were hosted at Lafollete Fields on Sept. 23, 2018 during Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Kappa Psi's annual philanthropy event, Island Wars. All money raised goes towards the Greek's philanthropies, the Boys & Girls Club and the Arthritis Foundation.
The Muncie Fire Department and Police Department gathered at Texas Roadhouse on Sept. 18, 2018, to participate in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges Rib-Eating Competition. Ten percent of all meals bought during the competition was donated to the charity of the winner's choosing. The Fire Department chose Toys for Tots because they work with the organization every year during the holiday season.
The Ball State Women's Golf team hosted the Cardinal Classic tournament Sept. 16-18, 2018, at the Player's Club in Yorktown, Indiana. After completing 36 holes, the Cardinals held second place, finishing the day with a score of 594 (18-over-par). The tournament between the 17 colleges concludes Tuesday afternoon.
The festival is held annually educate the community in the history, arts and culture of Muncie. Community engagement is encouraged through booths, activities and crafts throughout the Emily Kimbrough Historic District. Events such as Olde Wrestling, Beard Contests and more were held.
Ball State University sororities welcome home new members Sunday, Sept.16, 2018 at the Quad.
An estimated 300 people were in attendance as part of the annual White River Clean-Up. The clean-up began in 2007, and has since organized 2,700 volunteers to clean over 98,000 pounds of trash out of the river, including 650 tires.
The Cardinals met the Hoosiers in Bloomington for the non-conference game Saturday, Sept. 15. The Cardinals went into the game positive, but came out defeated with a final score of 38-10. Ball State will welcome Western Kentucky to Scheumann Stadium on the 22nd.
Ball State's Women's Soccer team defeated the University of Nebraska-Omaha in a game Sept. 14 at Briner Sports Complex. Neither team scored during the first half, but the Cardinals pulled through defeating the Durangos 3-1. The women's team now has a record of 4-1-1.
The United Way of Delaware County began its annual campaign by hosting a reunion of the band, Voices United. The band gathered at the fundraiser reuniting for the first time since 2007. Voices (Re)United is just one event which raises money for families affected by poverty throughout Muncie.
The Exchange Club of Muncie hosts their annual event, Flags of Honor, at Minnetrista Sept. 4-11. The event is a fundraiser for the Exchange Club while also recognizing those who have served the country and community. Black ribbons honor members of the community who have lost their lives during service. Families are able to purchase yellow ribbons in special recognition of their loved one.
The Ball State women's volleyball team hosted the Ankle Challenge this weekend. Visiting schools included North Dakota State, Northern Iowa and Indiana University. The Cardinals won one of the three matches they played.
Muncie Fire Department and Delaware County EMS responded to a residential fire on 17th and Hoyt streets Sunday, Sept. 9. Fire Capt. Paul Sykes said the structure is currently being used for storage. Brynn Mechem, DN
The Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Company hosts their annual hog roast. The fundraiser provided food, activities, games and more while community members were able to interact and better understand the life of a fire fighter.
A free event located in downtown Muncie to help bring the neighborhoods of Muncie together while providing community engagement, arts and crafts and information about children's classes and volunteer events throughout town. Set up were booths with this information, food and demonstrations for children to understand what being "neighborly" truly means.