Indiana Humanities has selected 13 organizations from across the state to host ALL-IN Block Parties in their communities. Awarded hosts – which include libraries, churches, universities, Bicentennial commissions and more – span the state from Fort Wayne to Greensburg. Each organization will receive $1,000 along with a training workshop, promotional materials and prizes to offer to participants.
ALL-IN Block Parties are designed to bring people together to participate in a series of challenges that encourage Hoosiers to try new experiences, learn more about Indiana and imagine ways to make Indiana even better. The events are a way to bring the challenges, trivia and facts featured on the ALL-IN website (www.indianahumanities.org/ALL-IN) to life.
Selected community organizations include:
- Allen County Bicentennial Task Force, Fort Wayne
- Crawfordsville Main Street, Crawfordsville
- Fairmount Public Library, Fairmount
- Gathering Church, Noblesville
- Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library, Greensburg
- Indiana Bicentennial 2016 Huntington County Celebration, Huntington
- Indiana Bicentennial Boone County, Lebanon
- Indiana University East, Richmond
- LaPorte County Bicentennial Commission, LaPorte
- The Literacy Center, Evansville
- Parke County Bicentennial Committee, Rockville
- Peabody Public Library, Columbia City
- Town of Clarksville, Clarksville
Each host organization is encouraged to use the creative model of an ALL-IN Block Party to meet the needs of the community. For example, the Allen County Bicentennial Task Force plans to connect residents to all 10 public library branches through a progressive Block Party, while Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library aims to use the event as part of a larger initiative to help its residents dream big about the community’s future. Five of the 13 awarded organizations will host their ALL-IN Block Parties in conjunction with the county’s Bicentennial Torch Relay.
“We are excited to see organizations from across the state use the ALL-IN Block Party to inspire their communities during this monumental year,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “Through ALL-IN, Indiana residents can participate in unique community-building programs and engage in conversations essential to our state’s next 200 years.”
The 13 selected organizations join 25 previously awarded communities that have hosted or will host an ALL-IN Block Party through 2016. The next ALL-IN Block Party application deadline is June 1, 2016.
To learn more about hosting an ALL-IN Block Party, visit http://indianahumanities.org/our-programs/host-a-block-party.