By: Erin Moore, Ball State Office of Community Engagement—
Muncie, IN – The Muncie Action Plan and twelve other Muncie organizations are hosting Muncie’s second community-wide bridge dinner on Thursday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm on the Washington Street Bridge.
The event will feature expanded food and drink options for purchase, live music from the East Central Indiana Youth Symphony Orchestra and Ball State University’s Trombone Choir, Muncie t-shirts and art for sale, and a one-of-a-kind location. MITS will generously provide free trolley service from the Muncie Fieldhouse throughout the evening. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration at www.muncieneighborhoods.org/bridgedinner is appreciated. The event is fair-weather only.
Event planners and sponsors include the Muncie Action Plan, City of Muncie, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Muncie Chamber of Commerce, Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie Community Schools, MITS, Muncie/Delaware County Economic Development Alliance, Muncie Downtown Development, Ball State Office of Community Engagement, and Shafer Leadership Academy.
“We held our first Bridge Dinner last September in response to Peter Kageyama’s ‘Love Where You Live’ presentation at Cornerstone,” said Roni Johnson, co-chair of the Bridge Dinner steering committee. “The response was overwhelming – more than 500 people came out to eat, enjoy their neighbors, and see Muncie from a new vantage point.
This time around, we have added food options and more entertainment. But the event’s true success hinges on the optimism, energy, graciousness, and warmth of Muncie residents and friends. We hope even more people will come out to experience it for themselves.”
(Video by: Kyle Johnson)
September’s bridge dinner attendees shared their enthusiasm:
“This event was pitch perfect. Let’s do it more!”
“Our family had a great time tonight!!! I hope this event becomes an annual thing!”
“Amazing evening! What a great event for the community!”
“What a smashing event! Thank you so much for hosting a great dinner!”
“The food that was great and I really enjoyed the music. A lot of thought and Muncie love went into this event.”
For more information and to register, visit www.muncieneighborhoods.org/bridgedinner.
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