Only the Beginning
We have been so pleased to see the revitalization in the town of Fortville in the past few years and believe it’s only the beginning. The businesses that have opened up, ones that are renovating, and new ones coming to our town are a great sign that our community is thriving! The Wednesday night “Cruise In” that has been here on Main Street for the past 3 summers has been a great boost for our local economy. It’s been wonderful to see the sidewalks filled with friends, neighbors and visitors enjoying each other’s company……sharing “classic” car stories, dinner, a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone. Fortville is a wonderful town and we think many people also enjoy that closeness and friendliness that small towns typically have. We are thrilled to be a very small part of hopefully making Fortville an even more vibrant community.Bob and Milda Sterrett
Spirit of Caring
When I bought my dream house in Fortville in late 1994, I knew three people here. I all but ignored by two acres and a once marvelous barn, especially as I found many areas indoors in need of personal attention.Being indoors as fall came close kept me happy and creative. Finding someone locally that was skilled at almost each endeavor I needed keeps me bragging and thrilled to have such great local help.
When a huge pecan tree limb came down on Garden Street and stilled a semi for hours, town workers got busy, even to the point of raking; thank-you Sam! Someone in the neighborhood warned me about how large the bill would be from the Town of Fortville – which never appeared. I was already completely won over.
Currently a gentleman neighbor is dealing with a serious surgery and we, up and down our street, are checking in relative to his progress and how we can be supportive. We do not hesitate to check in with each other and with him. I am thrilled with the spirit of caring in my neighborhood and in our Town and will always want to participate!
Front Porch Sitting
My opinion of a healthy community is a group that interacts with each other, cares about our neighbors’ well-being, and is excited about the look and feel of where we live. It is so important to get out, be active, and be part of that healthy community.
I became inspired when I recognized how such a small group could make a large impact. Regardless of what community group it was, usually it was driven by just a handful of individuals. By understanding this I decided that anything I could do would support this greater vision of a healthy community. One of the coolest activities I have witnessed is what is referred to as “Front Porch Sitting”. On Friday evenings, for three years now, I have looked forward to walking the sidewalks of Fortville, taking in the sights and sounds of our town, and sitting with neighbors on their front porch decompressing from the hectic week and laughing with each other as stories are shared.
I enjoy being a part of “My Community”. What do you enjoy most about your community?