A year and a half after 6,000 acres of sparse residents received involuntary annexation notices, we sit and await the Judge’s decision. For 30-60 days after the court date of July 21st, the residents of the reduced annexation plan, known as the Western Boundary, sit on pins and needles waiting to see if their lands will be forcibly included into the town of Fortville, increasing their taxes with no real benefits. Updates and info can be found on the FAFA Facebook page: FAFA We also have a full page dedicated to the annexation battle on our web site here: Involuntary Farm Annexation
In spite of the greed of the town council, Fortville is full of some very beautiful people. Several businesses have left due to the economy, the dysfunction of the town leaders, or location. But in spite of the odds, a few have hung in, surviving by sheer goodness. Several individuals have worked tirelessly to beautify the town. We would love to highlight a few of our favorite businesses:
Java Junction is any coffee addict’s hang-out! As I am sitting here, sipping on the best Pumpkin Spice Latte (made by Mike himself!), the peaceful atmosphere of any small town engulfs my surroundings. The 2:00 train just rolled through, a classic truck rambled by, and soft music in my ears will lift any mood. Check out their Facebook page for the latest: Java Junction
They serve Latte’s, Coffee, hot cider, Hot Chocolate, Hot steamers, hot teas, Frappe’s, Smoothies, Muffins, Bagels, Cupcakes, and Cookies, and MORE! On Saturday’s they serve better biscuits & gravy than my grandma! Java Junction is not only a 1st class coffee shop, they offer Game rooms, Banquet rooms, Birthday rooms, and a Gym full of Inflatable Bounce Houses! Mike and Krista Oliver have done a wonderful job serving our community. Stop in for a cup of Java and say Hello!
Don’t be surprised if you feel as if you are walking down memory lane on Wednesday’s from 4:00 pm ’till dark with the Fortville Antique Car Show!
Fortville has two new businesses in town!
Next door and connected to Java Junction is R-Smoke House and Sandwich Shop…with the best Texas Style smoked meats in the North! Check out their page for the latest: R-Smoke House or Love The Rub. Run by Russ Richey and Angela Risley, they offer Texas Brisket and Pulled Pork hot and fresh off the smoker…sitting out front! They serve exclusively Jens Country Kitchen BBQ Sauce with their smoked meats. Dine-in, carry-out, and catering available.
Ask about their pulled pork nachos..YUM!!
For the Ladies of Fortville, check out the new Boutique inside the Java Junction building: What A Girl Wants!
Rose Langford runs the boutique which features designer gifts and accessories at very affordable prices. Fortville women can now have the latest fashions without traveling to Indy! Check out the handbags to die for, and the most adorable slipper socks! Big fashion in a small town!
And no one can come to Fortville without stopping in for ice cream at Indulge Cafe!
This is old-time soda fountain at its best! Check out their Facebook page for more: Indulge Cafe They also offer lunch items such as soup, salad, wraps, and sandwiches. But even a picture will not describe the scrumptious desserts!
Finally…don’t miss the Fortville Community Block Party & Family Movie Night with Live Bands, local vendors, inflatables, and more! Sponsored by Java Junction and Encounter Life Church: September 20th from 4:00-10:30 pm. Bring your chairs and be ready for a great time!
Mark & Nora Apple