“Some pig’ really brought the community together in September.
“Charlotte’s Web” was the focus of a community-wide reading initiative, culminating in Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of the classic tale at Southside High School.
The initiative, designed to get kids excited about reading, was led by a team of executives from Muncie Civic Theatre, Heart of Indiana United Way, Muncie Community Schools, and Muncie Public Library.
- Every third and fourth-grade student in Muncie Community Schools received a free copy of the book, thanks to support from Northwest Bank and Altrusa Foundation.
- Muncie Public Library locations offered audiobooks – in several languages – available for families to check out and listen to together.
- Muncie Civic Theatre offered four free daytime school matinees for MCS students, sponsored by Meridian Health Services.
- Muncie Community Schools students made “Charlotte’s Web”-themed art and prepared special songs that were part of the Civic Theatre performance.
- Muncie Civic Theatre provided free performances of the play for families participating in this community read initiative.
- Muncie Altrusa Club volunteered to read “Some Pig,” an early-reader picture book version of “Charlotte’s Web,” to elementary students.
- Several childcare centers and after-school programs worked on crafts, activities, and games they shared with each other and families to build interest and fun around the story.
- Muncie Civic Theatre presented “Charlotte’s Web” at Southside Middle School.