Community Foundation of

Randolph County, Inc.

 

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

-George Bernard Shaw

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead

 

Each of us must be the change we want to see in the world.

-Mohandas Gandhi

 

A community must work for all of its citizens.

-John Gardner

 

Community building is not a spectator sport.

-Bruce Adams

 

Public leadership is not the prerogative of the few; it is the responsibility of the many.

-David Mathews

 

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.

-Oprah Winfrey

 

The time is always right to do what is right.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Start where you are; use what you have; do what you can.

-Arthur Ashe

 

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

-André Gide

 

There is always one moment when the door opens and lets the future run in.

-Graham Greene

 

Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.

-Daniel Burnham

 

Transformation is not automatic. It must be learned. It must be led.

-W. Edwards Demming

 

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time .

-André Gide

 

What I understand today is that communities must be based on equality and partnership.

-Juana Bordas

 

A vision only works if it is kept alive.

-Elizabeth Jeffries

 

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.

-Native American Proverb

 

Everyone is special here-- treat each differently.

-James Autry

 

 

 
Step back in time to Historic Farmland, Indiana, USA! Browse the unique shops, savor one-of-a-kind culinary and dining experiences, see ongoing preservation efforts to make the buildings in the Downtown Historic District looks as good as the day they were built, and attend a wide range of cultural, entertainment, and enrichment events at the Farmland Cultural Center, Wildcat Park or on the streets of downtown Farmland. Enjoy the simple life and experience the charm, warmth and true Hoosier hospitality of a rustic, rural, small town experience at Historic Farmland!
 
Huntsville, like so many other towns in Randolph County, can be missed in the blink of an eye. Located in the southwestern part of the county, it seems to consist of only an intersection. But located on that intersection is Huntsville's main attraction-- the Huntsville Community Center. Events like card-playing get-togethers and music performances (bluegrass, anyone?) are organized and held at the Community Center, put on for the enjoyment of residents in the area.
 
Losantville is a rural community nestled in the southwestern part of Randolph County. Host to a trailhead for the Cardinal Greenway, Losantville also offers the passer through a quaint experience. The Blue Moon Restaurant offers those getting on or off the trail an opportunity to stop in for a quick drink or bite to eat before continuing their journey. A few independent shops also offer gasoline or pizza, and a discount store allows those that forgot the loaf of bread or gallon of milk the convenience of picking it up on the way home.
 

While passing through Lynn, take time to visit its lovely park, the senior community center, and the library museum. Lynn is a wonderful example of small town living - a rural community with two stop lights, two banks, two gas stations, a hometown grocery store, a barber shop and hair salon, and other shopping establishments. Lynn is also home to Astral Industries, a state of the art casket manufacturing plant.
 
If you pass through Modoc and don't stop, you won't know what you're missing. A small community, known as home to only some, has amenities to offer that you can't find most places, from a log cabin that is used for educational purposes, to Kamp Modoc, a campground where the activities are enough to entertain the whole family. And don't forget the famous Wilson brothers and their winery located just off Highway 36.
 
Located at the western edge of Randolph County, Parker City is a wonderful small community located between Farmland and Muncie. In Parker City, you can grab an ice cream cone at Jerry's Dairy Freezer, a staple in the community for years and conveniently situated on Highway 32 right across from the baseball diamond, a great place to take in a game or play at the park. Within walking distance you can grab a bite to eat, grab a drink at the local bar, or take part in the Garage Sale in the park.
 
Ridgeville lies along the Mississinawa River in the northern part of Randolph County. From improved baseball facilities to holiday decorations, volunteer efforts can be seen wherever you turn. Also visit the Ridgeville-Kitselman Museum located within the Ridgeville Library-- you might see a picture gallery produced from antique glass negatives, items from Dr. Henderson's early office, and Kitselman family artifacts!
 
This small Randolph County town embodies "hometown" with its quaint neighborhoods, outlying rural farms and its revamped town park. A few years ago, several volunteers with a vision cooperated together to bring baseball back to Saratoga. After much hard work, Saratoga became home to two ball diamonds, located in its park. And don't forget to stop by Manning's Service Station for a fill-up on fuel or a quick pizza!
 
Union City has a rich history inextricably linked to the railroad and the automotive industry, and has a bright future excelling in alternative energy, including wind, ethanol, and hybrid fuel cell production. But don't forget about the wonderful shops, service businesses and eateries that line the downtown streets of Union City. A town literally divided in two by the Indiana/Ohio state line, you'll find yourself invited to visit both sides of town to enjoy everything it has to offer.
 
Winchester is a vibrant, growing community that respects its heritage, and is a place where families, organizations and businesses find the resources, infrastructure, and quality of life to thrive. A good pool of local leadership manages resources well and works with all community organizations to instill a certain confidence and excitement about the future of Winchester. It's a community with an eye to the future that respectfully reaches out to surrounding communities in partnership and cooperation for the benefit of the entire county, region, and state.