Flora Main Street
In 2013, Flora became an Indiana Main Street community. Administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the program is designed to provide economic revitalization and professional assistance and encourage the restoration of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns.
Flora Main Street is chartered by the Indiana Main Street Program under the umbrella of the Flora Community Club, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.
The Flora Main Street Committee is the Steering Committee for the Club’s participation in Indiana Main Street. This Committee will coordinate the administrative aspects of the “Main Street” project, including budget development, purchasing, grant writing, fund raising, and record keeping. This Committee will oversee three subcommittees directly related to Flora Main Street and will keep the Board of Directors informed on the activities of the Flora Main Street sub-committees:
Economic Restructuring Committee
Since its inception, Flora Main Street has made a difference in the community through its numerous projects and programs, such as:
- Hanging flower baskets in the downtown.
- Parking Lot Beautification Project.
- Paint the Town Red Ladies’ Night Out.
- Harvest of Quilts.
- Pop-Up Gallery Project, endorsed as a Bicentennial Project
by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
- Flora Lip Dub, now on Youtube.
- Establishment of the Farmers Market of Carroll County in downtown Flora.
- Downtown Enhancement Grant for Facade Improvement.
Flora Depot Restoration Project
In its heyday, the Flora railroad depot served eight passenger trains a day. The last passenger train rolled through in 1958, fifty years after the depot was built.
The Flora depot will get another chance at serving the community if Flora Main Street and Flora Community Club are successful in their vision.
The vision of the depot committee includes restoring the depot to its original state as much as possible, using historic Flora items and rotating exhibits. To keep the space selfsufficient, the depot will also serve as a meeting space for small groups, complete with a kitchenette and restrooms. Before plans can be finalized, the depot committee is trying to contact people for information about the depot’s original interior. Anyone with pictures, descriptions, or drawings is asked to contact Julia Leahy, Dennis Kern, Curt Hufty, or Melissa Bishop.
Farmers Market of Carroll County
At the Farmers Market of Carroll County you will find the locally grown seasonal produce complemented by less seasonal food products like honey, meats, dairy products, flowers, cheese, breads, and pastries.
You will also find herb, garden plants, and food products (like maple syrup, fermented foods, salad dressings) as well as a wide selection of ready to eat food to enjoy while you shop.
Flora Indiana LipDub Video