|MLK Dream Team
P.O. Box 1004
Muncie, IN 47308
The Martin Luther King
Dream Team. . .
is a diverse group of
community volunteers in
They are dedicated to
keeping Dr. King's "dream"
alive through a series of
community events and
activities. The Dream Team
meets the fourth Thursday
of each month at 8:00 AM
in the Muncie Community
Black History Month Kicks off at Minnetrista
The kickoff celebration to Black History Month was held Saturday, February 11
2012, at Minnetrista. A continental breakfast was served at 9:30 AM, and the
program began at 10:00 AM.
Featured in the program was the presentation of the James P. Carey Community
Service Award. The award is named for the former Muncie Mayor, who served
from 1984-1991. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 79, and was a champion
for human rights. Honored were Judge Steven Caldemeyer; Shawn Davis,
principal of Longfellow Elementary; Pat Hart, a Certified Prevention Professional;
Ginny Nellis, Director of Muncie Public Library; and Emma Price, community
The highlight of the celebration was the recognition of nine Essay Contest
Winners who were presented awards by Muncie Community Schools. The theme
for the high school essays was "Affirmative Action, Voting Rights". The theme for
the elementary and middle school essays was "what's your dream."
Also part of the program was a panel discussion about dreams and career.
Featured on the panel were Sali Falling, Executive Director of the Office of
University Compliance at Ball State University; Dave Heeter, CEO Mutual Bank;
JoAnn McKinney, CEO Horizon Convention Center; Terry Whitt Bailey, Director of
MLK Dreamteam Founder, Bea Moten-Foster, Leaves
FROM THE STAR PRESS by Andrew Walker
The motto Bea Moten-Foster passed on to her daughter was almost as powerful
as her long list of accomplishments.
"Never accept 'No' from somebody who doesn't have the power to say 'Yes,' " she
Moten-Foster, The Muncie Times owner and publisher and well-known youth
activist and community leader, died Saturday morning.
She was 73.
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