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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE ENJOYED BY ALL!

Logan’s Landing’s thanks everyone who helped make our 18th 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. Additionally, there were 13 Prize Passport winners, who visited all 19 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 Member Vendor Market, Dessert First Catering & More, The Gray Mill & Graybeal’s Carpet Plus, Hair to Dye For, Judy’s GoodLife Emporium, Legacy Outfitters, Lin’s Asian Cuisine, Logansport Junior Civic Theater, Mike Anderson Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Minglin Jewelers, The Nest, Pear Tree Gallery, the Record Farm & State Theatre, Security Federal Savings Bank, U-Know Pizza & Ice Cream Shoppe, Vineyard Community Church, and Yankee Julep Boutique. Special recognition goes to Legacy Outfitters, 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: Chris Armstrong, Debbie Baker, Judy Barton, Christy Bean, Rita Birnell, June Blackwell, Melissa Bohac, Steve Clary, Shelly Davila, Lindy Deeter, Melodie Dowell, Yesenia Gonzalez, Jackie Hamilton, Deb Havens, Anita Hayden, Lori Haynes, Lorna Mollencupp, Susie Oliver, Karl Richards, Joy Spencer, Joan Strasser, Jennifer Sult, Bev Tabler, Shannon Torres, Chris Wescott, Tracy Williamson, and Ashley Wilson.

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

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

LOGAN’S LANDING PRESENTS DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Logan’s Landing presents the 18th annual Downtown Christmas Open House,   Thursday December 7th 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 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 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.

LOGAN’S LANDING ANNOUNCES DOWNTOWN SPOOKTACULAR

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Logan’s Landing announces the return of your favorite downtown Halloween traditions.  On Thursday October 26th from 4-6, participating merchants in downtown Logansport will hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters during the Downtown Spooktacular, so bring the kids on down!  Afterwards, kids can participate in the annual Elks Halloween Parade immediately following the trick-or-treating.  And be sure to check out the entries in this year’s Scarecrow Row competition, located along Market Street and Broadway.

Downtown Spooktacular participating businesses will be announced by social media and local media.  Look for the Spooktacular signs at participating locations.

For more information, contact Logan’s Landing at lldirector@loganslanding.com or 574-722-9345.

LOGAN’S LANDING ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION FOR FALL AND WINTER EVENTS

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Registration is underway for Logan’s Landing’s annual Scarecrow Row Competition, Downtown Spooktacular and Downtown Christmas Open House. Local businesses and organizations are invited to decorate scarecrows to be displayed from October 16 through November 1 along “Scarecrow Row” on Market Street and Broadway in downtown Logansport.  On Thursday October 26, participating downtown businesses will hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters during Downtown Spooktacular, immediately followed by the Elks Halloween Parade. The Downtown Christmas Open House is scheduled for Thursday, December 7. Registration packets are being distributed to past participants; if your business or organization is interested in participating in any of these events, please contact Logan’s Landing at (574) 722-9345 or lldirector@loganslanding.com.  Registration deadline is October 6.

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

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are still 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, “While we are presently working with three property owners who are making improvements to their downtown properties, some funding is still available. These are funds that have been set aside to help downtown business owners make a visible impact on our community, by improving the appearance of their buildings.”

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 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.  For more information, call the Logan’s Landing office at 574-722-9345.

TASTE OF CASS COUNTY COMING THIS SATURDAY!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Don’t miss the twelfth annual Taste of Cass County, brought to you by Logan’s Landing! The festival will take place on Saturday August 12 starting at 5 pm in downtown Logansport, and features great food and drink from fifteen Cass County food and drink establishments, including the Blue Door Bakery, Bob Evans, Casey’s General Store, Catering by Courtney, Dhing’s Thai-Philippine Cuisine, J&A’s Woodfired Pizza, Lewis Cass Band Boosters, Lin’s Asian Cuisine, the Old Style Inn, the Panaderia/Country Bakery, Pepsi, Shively’s BBQ & Catering, and U-Know Pizza.

Admission to the event is just $2 per person, or $5 for the whole family.  Enjoy live music throughout the evening featuring local bands, as well as the fourth annual All-American Hot Dog Eating Contest, all on the Cass County Community Foundation Stage. Adult beverages will be provided by the Old Style Inn and the People’s Winery. The Kids Korner will have a Pirates & Princesses theme and will offer games and prizes for youngsters, plus a Sponge Bob bounce house.

For more information, contact Logan’s Landing at lldirector@loganslanding.com or 574-722-9345. Check out the Taste of Cass County facebook page, too!

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TASTE OF CASS COUNTY COMING SOON

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Don’t miss the twelfth annual Taste of Cass County, brought to you by Logan’s Landing! The festival will take place on Saturday August 12 starting at 5 pm in downtown Logansport, and features great food and drink from a variety of local restaurants and eateries.  Enjoy live music throughout the evening featuring local bands, as well as the fourth annual All-American Hot Dog Eating Contest, all on the Cass County Community Foundation Stage. Adult beverages will be provided by the Old Style Inn.  The Kids Korner will have a Pirates & Princesses theme and will offer games and prizes for youngsters, plus a Sponge Bob bounce house.

There is still time to become an event sponsor and/or food vendor, but you must contact Logan’s Landing right away at lldirector@loganslanding.com or 574-722-9345. Check out the Taste of Cass County facebook page, too!

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LOGAN’S LANDING RECEIVES 2017 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

Thursday, 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.

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THANKS TO ALL FOR SUCCESSFUL EVENT!

Wednesday, 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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