December 18, 2015
Thirteen Indiana communities selected to host ALL-IN Block Parties

Indiana Humanities awards organizations across the state with event resources designed to engage citizens in community celebrations during the Indiana Bicentennial.

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 ( 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



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