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

Tuesday, 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!

Tuesday, 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

Saturday, 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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