Won’t you be our neighbor?

WIPB-TV is planning its first BE MY NEIGHBOR DAY for Sept. 12 at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie!

The free family event will focus on the importance of being a good neighbor, based on the PBS program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” which is an animated tribute to Fred Rogers (“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”).

The day will include appearances by Daniel Tiger himself and live performances by Ruditoonz.

But at the heart of this event will be the booths and activities that foster a neighborly spirit, including support of the arts and culture, and learning about and getting involved with our neighborhoods/community.

This is where YOU come in.

We would love for you to come and set up a booth in our “neighborhood.” The booths and activities will be lined up like neighborhood streets (complete with street signs), and children will be given maps for this neighborhood, where they will not only learn about their great neighbors at each stop, but participate in some activities designed to give back to our community.

Parents will be encouraged to learn about each organization, join in the fun with their children and, hopefully, sign up to volunteer or help in some other way.

And that’s just the beginning. There’s so much more! (Can you tell we are excited?)

That’s Sept. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Canan Commons.

For more information about how to get involved, please contact Michelle Kinsey, WIPB-TV & IPR Community Engagement Coordinator, at  765.285.5887 or mkinsey@bsu.edu.

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