Each year in September, the Old Washington Street Festival brings a large number of people together for two days of music, demonstrations, food, and shopping in the East Central Neighborhood. The festival would not be possible without the generous donation of time by our board and, most importantly, volunteers from our community.

This year, the festival will be on September 14 and 15. Volunteers can sign up online at If you have any questions or would like more information about what the volunteers do, please send an email to the festival chairperson, Kim Miller:



WHEN:      8 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21
WHERE:    Westside Park, Muncie

This annual event happens each September and is a statewide public service event stretching along much of the White River. Many counties including Delaware, Hamilton, Monroe, Madison, and Morgan Counties participate in cleaning up the White River on or near the same date. People come together from all communities to help clean the White River, and thousands of pounds of trash are removed every year, including large amounts of tires.

Volunteers walk the bank, river, and land where possible removing debris from and around the river. When that is not possible, volunteers use canoes to navigate through the water, filling them up along the way with the debris they find.

Volunteers will need to pre-register at so they have a headcount for lunch and proper volunteer coverage for each site. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers who attend the event and stay until 11 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately by wearing clothes and shoes that can get dirty and wet. Please bring gloves if you have them.

For questions and info, send an email to