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2015 Annual Christmas Parade a Snowy Success

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The 2015 Annual Flora Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  Thirty-eight entries walked the parade route in the “North Pole Fantasy” themed event.  We even had an appearance of snow to complete the effect.  It was a winter wonderland sponsored by the Flora Community Club and led by this year’s Grand Marshall Pat Meade.

The Parade Winners were:

  • Best Motorized Group – Flora Volunteer Fire Department
  • Best Description of the Theme – Scout Troop 109
  • Best Float – Day of Grace
  • Best Walking Group – Flora Lions Club
  • Most Entertaining – Carroll FFA
  • Biggest Giver to the Toy Drive – Valley View Baptist Church.

We want to send a huge Thank You to everyone that participated and to those that stood in the snow to enjoy the parade.

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Businesses holding Holiday Open Houses Nov 12-14

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Holiday Open Houses

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Flora Main Street (Depot Restoration Project) Receives North Central Health Services Capital Grant!

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2015 Depot Restoration 1The Flora Depot Restoration Project was awarded a North Central Health Services Capital Grant (administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation) in the amount of $150,625.92! This will reconstruct and restore the exterior and get us started on Phase II (site development). We are on our way! All aboard!

Read more about the Depot Restoration Project on this site – it has its own page under the Main Street menu (or just click here)

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Get ready for that North Pole Fantasy!!

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Flora is getting ready to celebrate Christmas in style!

The 2015 theme: North Pole Fantasy

 

2015 Christmas Parade

Parade Information Entry Form Toy Drive
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Moonlight Madness 2015 – Wrap Up!

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First off, let us congratulate the winners of our contests!

Corn Hole Competition
(Sponsored by Q Graphics)
WINNER: “Shut Your Pie Hole”
(Adam Yeakley and Kyle Burger)
$100 prize!
Savory Soup Contest
(Sponsored by Wheeler Family Funeral Home)
WINNER: Janice Johnson
with her Stuffed Pepper Soup
$50 prize!
Moonbeam Baby Contest**
(Sponsored by the Flora Community Club)
WINNER: Lynnon Mills
(parents: Brandon and Stephanie Mills)
All participants received a stuffed animal.
Watch for Lynnon in the Christmas Parade!
Taco Eating Contest
(Sponsored by Nacho Mama’s)
WINNER: Brian Johnson
10 Free Tacos per month for an entire year!
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
(Sponsored by Fringe Nail and Hair Salon)
Category: Carved Pumpkin
1st Place: Rachel Morgan (Vomiting Pumpkin)
2nd Place: Shelby Forrest (Cinderella Carriage)

Category: Painted/Decorated
1st Place: Marlana Rose (Angry Face Pumpkin)
2nd Place: Kira Pullen (Zombie Face Pumpkin)

$50 to the 1st Place Winners
$20 Fringe Hair and Nail Salon Gift Certificates to 2nd Place Winners

 ** Special Note: $300 for local scholarships was raised by our
2015 Moonbeam babies!

 

Photos!

Click on the first photo – when it pops up, hover over it with your mouse and forward (and backward) arrows will appear so that you can click through the entire series.

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What time is it? 15 minutes from Cookie Hour!

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That’s right… it’s time for our annual Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Sales! All proceeds used to fund scholarships for Carroll Students.

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Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Oatmeal, Snickerdoodle, Mint Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Butter Sugar, Triple Chocolate Chunk,  Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter… the list goes on!

Each tub of  contains approximately 36 pieces of frozen, perfectly-portioned chocolate chip cookie dough. The pieces of cookie dough are ready to bake — no need to thaw — and you can bake up just two, or a dozen. The rest will keep fresh in your freezer for up to a year. Because the dough is frozen, there is no need for added preservatives and chemicals, so the taste is better than home-made. The impossible perfection of texture and taste is the only thing that might give away the truth that while they were baked at home, you didn’t make a mess of your kitchen to produce them.

You can also order pre-baked, frozen Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake and Double Chocolate Chip Brownies (come in aluminum sheet pans with resealable lids). Just thaw and serve!

Don’t delay – Sales end October 12th!

Items are $17 each this year and will be delivered before Thanksgiving. Payment is due upon ordering.

Order forms are available here: 2015 Otis Spunkmeyer Order Form or at The Flower Shoppe.

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Moonlight Madness – Town-Wide Garage Sales

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Download and print the attached map and address for the location of the Moonlight Madness Town-Wide Garage Sale participants.

2015 Moonlight Madness Garage Sale Locations

Friday and Saturday, October 2, and 3 – enjoy more than 30 locations of garage-sale fun!

2015 Town Wide Garage Sale

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Moonlight Madness 2015 is Upon Us!

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Brace yourselves!
Moonlight Madness will strike on Saturday, October 3rd!

Come to Downtown Flora from 5p – 9p and watch the fun, fabulous, family-oriented madness ensue!

Official flyer is here. Details and Entry Forms for many of the events are at the bottom of the post.

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Silverado Band
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Genda

Funeral Homes
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Auction
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Fire Ladies
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Games

PA060272Sponsored by:
Carroll Future Farmers
of America
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Contest
Traditional American taco, served with ground beef, sour cream, iceburg lettuce, tomato and jack and cheddar cheese.Sponsored by:
Nacho Mama’s
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Moonbeam Baby
Contest
PA060253Sponsored by:
Flora
Community Club

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Pumpkin Decorating
Contest
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Sponsored by:
Fringe Hair and
Nail Salon
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Town-Wide
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Sponsored by:
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Corn Hole
Tournament
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Q Graphics

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Savory Soup
ContestSweet_potato_chorizo_soup_labeled for reuseSponsored by:
Wheeler Family
Funeral Home
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Hay
Dig

PA060265Sponsored by:
Beacon Credit Union
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Fire Truck
Pull

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Fire Ladies
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FREE Hayrides
through Flora Park
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Bounce House
PA060258Sponsored by:
Flora Rotary Club

Petting Zoo
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Sponsored by:
Eikenberry
Fine Furniture
Food and Craft
Vendors
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Details!

Hot and Mild Savory Soup Contest
Location: Food Pantry Store
Entries submitted 4-6pm with Judging at 6:30p
Forms available here: 2015 Soup Contest Entry Form

Cutest Moonbeam Baby Contest
Entries: Contact Lisa: 490-0227
Vote at downtown merchant locations

Kid Zone
Games, Petting Zoo, Moonwalk, Hay Dig

Hayrides – FREE
Rides through Flora Park (departing from downtown)

Corn Hole Tournament
Entry forms at Salin Bank and Flower Shoppe or download here: 2015 Corn Hole Tournament Registration Form

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Bring your decorated real or artificial pumpkin to the NEW Thrift Store before 6p.
Prizes awarded for (1) Painted/Decorated and (2) Carved

Fire Truck Pull
$10/person with up to 10 people per team

Silent Auction
To donate items, contact the Flora Fire Ladies on their Facebook Page
All proceeds go to assist our local Volunteer Fire Department

 

 

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Harvest of Quilts is coming up Fast!

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Even if you do not quilt, there is so much talent to appreciate by those who have created these works of art. Quilts will be on display at various locations downtown, and this year’s featured artist, Jane Penn, will have her masterful collection of quilted creations on display at the Methodist Church.

Be sure to check out the “Harvest of Quilts” page on this website (under the Main Street heading). Have a quilt that has been handed down? The sidebar of that page lets you request an appraisal!
2015 Harvest of Quilts Poster 2

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See you at the Carroll County 4H Fair! July 10 – 17 at the Flora Community Park

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