Revitalization campaign underway in Flora

Revitalization campaign underway in Flora. WLFI/File Photo

FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) — A brand new campaign is slated to raise awareness on much-needed improvements and upgrades in the town of Flora, and they’re seeking help from the public.

The Be the Change campaign is part of an effort to revitalize the town of Flora.

“If we don’t do something, nothing’s going to happen,” said Flora Main Street Committee chairman Melissa Bishop.

The committee recently teamed up with the Flora Community Club to get the campaign up and running.

Their mission?

“We want to raise awareness on all the different types of projects that both organizations are in charge of and contribute to the community,” said Bishop.

This includes the continuing work on the Depot Restoration Project, beautification efforts and efforts to bring more businesses to town.

Right now, they’re seeking help from the public to get a grip on everything going on around town. This includes volunteering and simply putting forth any ideas to help spruce up the community.

“We’re involving young people, people of all different ages, everybody has something to contribute,” Bishop said.

Angel Platt has called Flora home for the past seven years. She’s all for the campaign.

“It could use some revitalizing and I think it will help bring in people,” said Pratt.

Pratt hopes the effort will shed a positive light on the town.

“I think it shows that they care about the community,” Pratt said.

Bishop said the town has taken some hits over the years, but is optimistic for the future.

After all, Flora’s tomorrow begins today.

“By becoming involved you get in the loop and you do understand what’s being done, and it makes it very exciting to be a part of it,” said Bishop.

The Flora Community Club will have more information about the campaign at their annual meeting. That meeting will be held on April 24.

You can also find more information here.