Primacy of Place Community Awards Program Ceremony Luncheon

Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 11 am – 3 pm 
Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana
$25 (includes lunch and pre-/post-ceremony tours)
Register here by July 22

Photo provided by Minnetrista

Join us as we celebrate the exceptional efforts of Indiana communities which are putting people first!    

The Primacy of Place Community Awards Program (PoPCAP) honors communities that are working to enhance quality of life for their current and future residents, businesses and visitors.    

At this special ceremony and luncheon we will recognize our PoPCAP finalists and reveal the winners of the 2014 PoPCAP awards.  The event is a great opportunity to learn about effective primacy of place efforts across the state and network with other innovative communities.  

9:30 am Beautification Tour provided by the Minnetrista Cultural Center. Explore expertly-maintained thematic gardens and architecture of the original Ball family homes.
11:00 am Welcome and Primacy of Place success stories
11:30 am Remarks by Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler and Jud Fisher, President & Chief Operating Officer of the Ball Brothers Foundation
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Keynote Presentation
1:00 pm Announcement of Winners
1:30 pm “Expressionsin Glass” exhibit - Minnetrista and Ball State University’s Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass have joined forces with Ball State’s David Owsley Museum of Art to present Expressions in Glass, the second international biennial exhibit of contemporary glass.
1:45 pm Brief tour of Ball State campus,  glass blowing demonstration at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, and free entrance into the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse (transportation provided) 
2:00 pm Shopping at Minnetrista’s Orchard Shop  

Photo credit to the Minnestrista CenterMinnetrista, "a gathering place by the water," takes its name from the original F.C. Ball home that once stood on this site.  This museum & cultural center offers exhibits, programs for children & adults, farmer’s market, music and theatre events.  The 40-acre campus includes the historic home called Oakhurst, many themed gardens, outdoor sculptures & part of the White River Greenway.