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Bison-tennial Artist Call-Out, VITA and Intern Spotlight.
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Annual Book Drive Collects 383 Book Donations


Thank you to all who donated books during this year's Annual Book Drive. Participating locations were able to collect 383 books, benefiting the children of Delaware County.

Thank you to our participating book drive locations! 
  • First Merchants Bank
  • Ball State Federal Credit Union
  • The Caffeinery
  • Toyota of Muncie
  • Johnson’s BP in Gaston

Johnson’s BP in Gaston collected an impressive 167 books! Pictured above are Rhonda Bookout (left), Manager of Johnson’s BP, and Jan Glass (right).

Delaware County’s Bison-tennial Public Art Project Begins

In the spirit of Living United in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial, the Indiana Association of United Ways is partnering with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to bring the Bison-tennial Public Art Project to participating Indiana communities. United Way of Delaware County, in partnership with the Muncie Arts & Culture Council (MACC), is proud to spearhead the Bison-tennial project in Delaware County.  

This officially endorsed legacy project aims to celebrate Indiana’s rich and diverse history and unique features through the state’s symbol, the bison. Thanks to bicentennial celebration funding, United Way of Delaware County is excited to announce that our 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison has arrived! The Delaware County Bison is currently on display at GearBox for potential artists to view during First Thursday events and by appointment. 

With artist selection completed by May 13, 2016 (artists see below for application information), it is anticipated that the completed bison will be on display by late summer. The bison will be displayed in various locations throughout the county, as well as along the official Bicentennial Torch Relay Route before permanent installation in Tuhey Park.  

Use the hashtag #DelCoBison to share bison sightings and design progress on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

Artists 

United Way of Delaware County and MACC invite professional and amateur artists, art classes, nonprofit arts organizations and others to submit proposals to serve as the Bison-tennial artist for Delaware County. Applicants will ideally reside in or have a connection to Delaware County. The deadline for submissions is April 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Submissions must be received electronically. An artist will be selected by MACC Public Art Committee by May 13, 2016. The Muncie Arts & Culture Council reserves the right to select the artist.

Download the Application

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Muncie Altrusa Foundation, Inc. Gives Back

Thank you to Muncie Altrusa Foundation, Inc. for their generous contribution to Delaware County’s Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program! Their support has made it possible for 80 children to each receive 1 book every month for a year.

Intern Spotlight

Meet Casey Steen and Braderick Morrison, our Community Impact Interns who have been working alongside our staff to improve lives in Delaware County every day.

Casey Steen 

Community Impact Intern 

Casey Steen is an undergraduate student at Ball State University. She plans to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in the Spring of 2016. She is currently a full-time intern at United Way of Delaware County, where she works under the supervision of the Director of Impact. She also works at A Better Way as a Case Manger and a Victim Advocate for survivors of sexual assault. She has been a resident of Delaware County for the past four years and looks forward to being a part of the Muncie Community as it continues to grow and thrive in the years to come!

Braderick Morrison 

Community Impact Intern 


Brad Morrison is a senior at Ball State University studying Sociology. He currently serves as a Community Impact Intern for United Way of Delaware County. Brad is from North Vernon, Indiana, a town similar to Muncie. He believes in the importance of creating and maintaining a strong community. After graduation, Brad hopes to utilize his major in non-profit work to help build those important and driving community values. Some of his hobbies include photography, eating and pop culture.
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