Downtown Muncie Welcomes BSU Orientation Parents

Downtown Development, in partnership with Ball State University, once again welcomes the parents of BSU incoming freshmen to take a guided tour of Downtown Muncie as part of orientation activities this summer. This our fifth year of offering tours, and we need your help to make our guests feel welcomed!

We need tour guides, door prize donations, literature and printed materials, and discount offers at downtown area businesses. Please contact Bob Hartley at The Artist Within, phone 289-7895 or Cheryl Crowder at Downtown Development, phone 282-7897, by May 15 to let them know how you can help take part in this great event.

Here are some ways you can help:

BSU Orientation Guides Party
The Artist Within will host an event for upperclass students who will serve as orientation guides for the incoming freshmen. Approximately 30 BSU orientation guides will take a MITS bus to downtown Muncie for the party at The Artist Within on June 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Each of the students will be given a ceramic mug to paint, while various Downtown business can showcase their offerings through food samples, door prize gift donations and volunteering to attend the event to answer any questions the students may have about downtown.

Needed:  Door prizes, food and snacks, drinks (money for refreshments can also be accepted), literature and printed materials (flyers, maps, menus, etc.) and volunteers to help workthe event.

Daily Door Prizes
The orientation planning committee is seeking donations for daily drawings to be held each day of the downtown tours (22 visits between June 8th and July 16th).  These can be large enough to be the “Daily Sponsor” or smaller contributions that can go into a “Gift Basket”. Please contact Bob Hartley at The Artist Within, phone 289-7895 or Cheryl Crowder at Downtown Development, phone 282-7897 by May 15 if you are willing to donate a door prize or prizes.