Established in 1923, the Mission of the Flora Community Club, Inc. is to engage in activities which encourage the growth and development of children and citizens and to foster community activities to educate, enrich, entertain, and enliven the Town of Flora and its environs.
The Flora Depot Restoration Project is a project of the Flora Community Club, administered by its subgroup, Flora Main Street. As the History of the Depot timeline shows, it is a unique project. The long-neglected Depot structure was acquired in 2013. When restoration is complete, the Flora Depot will serve the community as a railroad and transportation history, and local history museum with rotating exhibits and related events. It will be a venue that draws visitors to Flora as part of Heritage Tourism efforts in Carroll County. The Depot will be the headquarters for community celebrations and festivals, and be available for meetings and small gatherings.
Members of the Flora Depot Committee are architect Dann Keiser, Cornerstone Design, Julia Leahy, Executive Director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Curt Hufty, Collisions Unlimited, Dennis Kern (Customer Service, Pressroom Supervision, R.R. Donnelley and Sons; Paper Purchasing Manager for Quebecor World, retired), Kevin Handy, Alcoa, and Melissa Bishop, Director of the Flora Public Library, retired.