Posted by: Kallie Sulanke  | Jul/12/2019

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County to host “Hidden in Plain Sight” Traveling Exhibit Designed to Help Parents Recognize Potential Warning Signs

The Community Foundation to Host Hidden in Plain Sight Traveling Exhibit

Looks can be deceiving. That’s the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by Intersect, Inc. in collaboration with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. “Hidden in Plain Sight” is an interactive display designed to help parents of teens recognize unfamiliar hazards that are often in plain sight.

By walking through a makeshift child's bedroom, parents learn to identify objects that could provide critical insights about risky behavior. Amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a desk and personal care products on a vanity are more than 100 items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, harmful or even illegal activity. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the items on display.

“Hidden in Plain Sight” will be on display during the 2019 Delaware County Fair, on Tuesday July 16 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The special exhibit is brought to the Delaware County community by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County and the Delaware County Prevention Council. The exhibit is free and open to adults only.

ABOUT INTERSECT, INC. – A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, encourage and empower our community for health living. For more information call 765-683-0452, email: intersectinc.info@gmail.com or visit our website at www.intersectinc.org.

Hidden in Plain Sight is an educational resource made possible thanks to support from Intersect, Inc.; Madison County Sheriff’s Department; Madison County Community Foundation; Bendle Lawn Equipment; Denny’s Abbey Carpet & Floor; Pendleton Police Department. For further information, contact Intersect, Inc. at 765-683-0452.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MUNCIE AND DELAWARE COUNTY, INC. – The Community Foundation a publicly supported philanthropic institution governed by a volunteer board of local citizens. The Foundation manages contributions donated by individuals, businesses and corporations as a permanent community endowment. Distributions from these funds are given back to the community in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations and agencies. To date, over $51 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

ABOUT THE DELAWARE COUNTY PREVENTION COUNCIL – A non-profit organization whose mission it is to plan, support and coordinate efforts to reduce and prevent substance abuse among youth and adults in Delaware County . For more information call 765-282-7988, email: jenifer.moore@dcpreventionpartners.org or visit our website at https://dcpreventionpartners.org/.