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LOGAN’S LANDING RECEIVES 2017 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

June 15th, 2017

Logan’s Landing has once again been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach®.

“It is a great honor to recognize this year’s 828 nationally Accredited Main Street America programs for their outstanding work to transform downtown and neighborhood commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and the work they do to create quality public spaces, catalyze local entrepreneurship, and support downtown housing is more important than ever. Across the county, Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social, and cultural fabric of their entire communities.”

The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by Indiana Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.

Logan’s Landing is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making Cass County’s downtown between-the-rivers district a viable place to operate a business, a rewarding place to live, and a fun place to visit.

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,000 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $71.35 billion in new public and private investment, generated 583,869 net new jobs and 131,974 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 267,800 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

THANKS TO ALL FOR SUCCESSFUL EVENT!

June 7th, 2017

The annual Celebrate Logansport event on June 1st was enjoyed by all!  People of all ages gathered downtown to celebrate Logansport’s birthday, enjoy free birthday cake and activities, and eat delicious strawberry shortcake.

Special thanks to all who participated in this event. Extra-special thanks to event chair Greg Packard, raffle co-chairs Gwyn Seabolt and Jim Crain, and the Promotion Committee, chaired by Sandi Korreckt. Additionally, thank you to Peak Community Services for providing free face-painting; Little Children’s Ministry for having a lemonade stand; Cass County Arts Alliance, Reading Railroad, Logansport Junior Civic Theater, and Jarrell Orthodontics for providing activities for children; numerous local merchants and individuals for donating raffle prizes; Cass County Communication Network, Logansport Radio, and the Pharos-Tribune for helping us get the word out; the City of Logansport, especially Marla Evanich, Mayor Kitchell, and the city employees who served shortcake; Logansport Parks Department and Cass-Pulaski Community Corrections for set-up and tear-down assistance; Mike Anderson Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM for balloons and the use of a vehicle and personnel for deliveries; Logansport Fire Department for ice; and Logansport Savings Bank for bottled water. And most of all, a huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers and to everyone who attended. We hope to see you all again at next year’s Celebrate Logansport event!

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Applications Available for Logan’s Landing Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program

May 23rd, 2017

Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are now available to commercial business or property owners within the Logan’s Landing district.  The program offers 50% matching funding of up to $5,000 per property for eligible improvements.  Activities eligible for funding include awnings, exterior painting, exterior lighting, windows and doors, façade maintenance/restoration, and installation of a new brick façade.

Logan’s Landing Executive Director Becki Harris explains, “Logan’s Landing recently received a $20,000 allocation from the City of Logansport’s County Economic Development Income Tax Fund to replenish our Façade Funding Program.  This is a great opportunity for downtown businesses to improve the appearance of their buildings, with funds that have been set aside to help downtown business owners make a visible impact on our community.”

For an application or further information about the program, please contact Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345, or by e-mail at lldirector@loganslanding.com.  Funding is limited, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

 

LOGAN’S LANDING INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE LOGANSPORT!

May 16th, 2017

Logan’s Landing invites you to come downtown and Celebrate Logansport’s birthday! Enjoy free music and free birthday cake (while supplies last). Purchase delicious strawberry shortcake for $5. The Cass County Arts Alliance and Reading Railroad will be present with free activities for the youngsters, and there will also be free face painting. The Little Children’s Ministry will have a lemonade stand at the event, and Logan’s Landing will also be raffling off some great gift baskets

This year’s event will take place on Thursday June 1 from 11-2 at the Farmers Market lot at the corner of Fourth and Market, downtown Logansport. Carry-outs are available, with free delivery of large orders. Advance tickets can be purchased; call 574-722-9345 for information.

Logan’s Landing is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Cass County’s downtown between-the-rivers district a viable place to operate a business, a rewarding place to live, and a fun place to visit.

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THANKS FOR HELP WITH DOWNTOWN CLEANUP

April 29th, 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, Logan’s Landing held our annual “Downtown Green & Clean Day.”  More than 75 dedicated volunteers donated a few hours of their time on a cold, rainy Saturday morning to sweep, pull weeds, pick up litter, rake, and generally spruce up our community. We collected 35 bags of trash, two bins of recyclables, and more than 50 bags of yard waste, plus at least one truckload of loose (unbagged) brush!  Now that downtown Logansport has gotten a good spring cleaning, it is our hope that our citizens and visitors will be inspired to help keep it clean and inviting.

Special thanks to the following: event chair Deb Ulerick; NIPSCO for the Environmental Action grant; Logansport Savings Bank and Amelio’s on the River for donating bottled water and ice for our volunteers; McCord’s Do It Best and Martin’s Supermarket for donating yard waste bags; Cass County Communication Network for promotional assistance and pictures;  Home Depot for donating trash bags and bottled water, the Pharos-Tribune and The River for helping us get the word out; and to representatives of  the Armstrong Family, Beacon Credit Union West, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scout Troop 2,  the Brugh Family, Cass County Indivisible, Columbia Middle School National Junior Honor Society, Emmanuel Church, Lifegate Church, Logansport  High School Berry Buddies, Logansport  High School Diversity Club,  Logansport Municipal Utilities, the Mayorga Family, Midwest Eye Consultants, Peak Community Services,  Phi Theta Kappa, the Popovich Family, The River, Security Federal, State Theatre, and numerous individuals for volunteering their time and efforts to make Logansport a community we can all be proud of.

Let’s all help keep Logansport green and clean!

Photo courtesy of Cass County Communication Network

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LOGAN’S LANDING ORGANIZING DOWNTOWN GREEN & CLEAN DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 29

March 15th, 2017

Downtown Logansport will be green and clean, thanks to our crew of volunteers!  Logan’s Landing is recruiting volunteers to help pick up litter, sweep, weed and trim, and generally spruce up the downtown district on Saturday April 29 from nine to noon.  Volunteers may be individuals, families, or teams from businesses, churches, clubs or other organizations. Volunteers are asked to bring their own yard work tools and gardening gloves with them.  Register today by e-mail (lldirector@loganslanding.com) or phone, 574-722-9345, and give an hour or two of your time to make our downtown district an area we can all be proud of.

Let’s all help make downtown Logansport Green and Clean!

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TASTE OF CASS COUNTY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 12TH

February 2nd, 2017

The date has been set for the twelfth annual Taste of Cass County, brought to you by Logan’s Landing. The festival will take place on Saturday August 12th starting at 5 pm in downtown Logansport, and features great food and family-friendly fun. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, as well as food and drink from local vendors. The Kids Korner will have a Pirates & Princesses theme, and will offer games and prizes for youngsters.

For businesses and organizations seeking a great PR opportunity, many different levels of sponsorship are available for the 2017 Taste of Cass County. Contact the Logan’s Landing office at 574-722-9345 or lldirector@loganslanding.com for more information.

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DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE ENJOYED BY ALL!

December 8th, 2016

Logan’s Landing’s thanks everyone who helped make our 17th annual Downtown Christmas Open House a success!  By exchanging donations of food and pet items for tickets and depositing those tickets at participating merchants, many lucky shoppers won great prizes, while helping our community’s less fortunate and supporting local businesses.  This year there were also thirteen Prize Passport winners, who visited all 21 merchants and won a combined total of $850 in Logan’s Landing Bucks!

Thanks to the generosity of the community, we again collected more than half a ton of food and pet items!  These items have been distributed to the Emmaus Mission Center, Salvation Army, and the Cass County Humane Society. Special thanks to all the volunteers, especially to Michelle Dials for chairing the event, the carolers from Civic Players of Logansport, and the folks at Cass Area Transit for providing free bus service for event attendees.

Thanks again to our participating merchants: Bodyworks, Carly’s Creations, Cass County Entrepreneurs Vendor Member Market, Dance Moore Studio, Dessert First Catering & More, Fernbaugh’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, The Fudge Shoppeé, The Gray Mill & Graybeal’s Carpet Plus, Hair to Dye For, Judy’s GoodLife Emporium, Lin’s Asian Cuisine, Mike Anderson Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Minglin Jewelers, The Nest, Pear Tree Gallery, The People’s Winery, Rekindled, Schwering Realty, the Shrimp King & More, the State Theatre & Record Farm, and Vineyard Community Church. Special recognition goes to Hair to Dye For, the winner of this year’s Spirit of Christmas Award for the fun and festive atmosphere they provided to event attendees!

Congratulations once again to all the prize winners: Mary Ellen Albright, Chris Armstrong, Gary Armstrong, Judy Barton, Christine Bir, Rebecca Bowman, Pamela Conklin, Marla Evanich, Diana Gearhart, Christina Gillaspy, Sonia Hoover, Lori Kimbrell, Carol Kinsey, Sandy Kistler, Coletta Kleckman, Karla Kreighbaum, Linda Ludwig, Kim Lytle, Tami McMahan, Lorna Mollencupp, Julie Morris, Terri Penn, Sheila Piercy, David E. Shuck, Jennifer Sult, Bev Tabler, Kristin Williamson, Tracy Williamson, and Victoria Winegardner.

We hope to see everybody at next year’s Downtown Christmas Open House!

LOGAN’S LANDING PRESENTS DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

November 10th, 2016

Logan’s Landing presents the 17th annual Downtown Christmas Open House,   Thursday December 1st from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in downtown Logansport.  Join us for a fun evening of shopping and the chance to win great prizes – all while helping our community’s less fortunate.

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up some extra canned food and pet items, then bring them with you to the Downtown Christmas Open House.  Visit the Open House Headquarters in the Depot at Fourth & Melbourne, trade your canned goods for tickets, then visit all 21 of the participating merchants and deposit your tickets for your chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes!

Pet items collected will be given to the Cass County Humane Society, and food items will be split between Emmaus Mission Center and the Salvation Army … so you are helping others while entering to win.

Be sure to check out the great bargains available at the 21 participating merchants, and get your Christmas shopping started right here in downtown Logansport!

 

For more information about the Downtown Christmas Open House, contact Logan’s Landing at lldirector@loganslanding.com or 574-722-9345.

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SCARECROW ROW WINNERS ANNOUNCED

October 31st, 2016

Logan’s Landing is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Scarecrow Row Competition. The secret panel of judges had a difficult decision to make, as all 44 entries displayed creativity and hard work, but only one scarecrow could be chosen as the winner. That winner is the “shop local” themed scarecrow created by the Nest. For creating the winning scarecrow, the Nest has received a free advertising package donated by Cass County Communication Network, Indiana’s Best Radio, and the Pharos-Tribune.

In addition, this year’s Scarecrow Row Competition also featured a People’s Choice Award, with votes being cast by “liking” scarecrows in the photo album on the Logan’s Landing facebook page.  The winner of the People’s Choice Award was the State Theatre & Record Farm scarecrow, with an amazing 576 votes!  The Lin’s Buffet donated the People’s Choice award of a $25 gift certificate to the lucky winner.

The scarecrows along Broadway and Market Street were enjoyed by passers-by, as well as hundreds of trick-or-treaters who participated in Downtown Spooktacular and the Elks Halloween parade.  Logan’s Landing Executive Director Becki Harris said, “Once again, the scarecrows added a touch of seasonal fun to the downtown district – they were enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.”

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