Welcome to The Walk of Fame located in Heekin Park, Muncie, Indiana.
On July 23 , 2011 a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Heekin park in honor of the Black pioneers which shaped Muncie, Indiana. The idea which began in 2005 became a reality today. A nice crowd of people showed and we all participated in the ribbon cutting in a unique way. Using red streamers stretched from one end of the bench to the other across our laps, we counted down and tore the ribbon. I thought the idea was pretty cool. If you care to see the pictures, please click on the image of the Welcome plaque.
Any person which was a relative or distant relative of the people in the plaques of the Walk of Fame were recognized. That was cool, too.
After the ceremony ended we were invited to tour the walk. I love the history of Muncie so I found it to be very exciting. What a marvelous tool for educating both young and old folks alike. The link to the ceremony brochure gives a history of each person.
Heekin Park is really a beautiful place. The more you get out in Muncie, the more you find she has so much to offer the citizens. A part of Heekin which likes to hold water is being turned into a natural area with grasses and flowers. Future plans, once it goes into bloom and growth and is somewhat recognizable, will be to place benches around the area. The wild flowers which are native to our area will attract birds and butterflies. I attached a flier so you can see some of the plants.
I hope you all will enjoy Heekin and the Walk of Fame. Bring yourself, family and friends and see what Muncie has to offer.
Special thanks to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Dream Team, City of Muncie and Muncie Public Library and all the people of Muncie which helped to make this happen!