December 27, 2013

Flora works to raise $415K for center


---- — FLORA (AP) — Residents in a tiny northern Indiana town have come together to raise $415,000 to build a community center in the town’s park.

The town of Flora and Carroll County had no money to renovate a barn that houses 4-H club meetings and other farm-related workshops, let alone build a fully-outfitted modern addition.

But the Flora Community Club stepped in to spearhead the project. Club President Laurie Brower tells the Journal & Courier “that’s just how it’s always been in Flora,” a town of about 2,000 residents.

The club won a $200,000 grant from North Central Health Services and another $25,000 from the Andersons Foundation. The Carroll County Agriculture Association chipped in $10,000.

The center will be built at the county fairgrounds, which is located in Flora’s town park.