A group of residents and business owners in Loogootee has formed an organization designed to make improvements to the Martin County city. Our partners at WTHI-TV report Community Action Leading Loogootee, or CALL, aims to make the city a destination.
Todd Baker with CALL says the need for such an initiative was made clear during the pandemic.
“You know, any time you wanted to do something with your family you were going out of town to try to find those things to do,” Baker said. “Well, last year we were more stuck home and just eyes opened a lot on what’s available in the area and what could be.”
The first effort by call was to organize a farmer’s market, which Baker says was well-received, despite being smaller in size.
“We just want to be that group in town that you know when someone has an idea they come to us. Or everyone in the community is involved in our group in some way,” CALL President Molly Johnson told WTHI.
The organization is looking toward larger goals, including getting involved with Indiana’s Main Street program and securing funding for downtown improvements.
“Just the common person in Loogootee and the business owners as well….being a business owner in the county myself, just the added support of things that people can go and do in the community I think benefits both groups of people and I think we should all be striving for.”