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Archive for May, 2013


Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Logan’s Landing invites you to come downtown and Celebrate Logansport’s 175th birthday! Enjoy free music and free birthday cake (while supplies last). Purchase  delicious strawberry shortcake for $5. Pop a balloon for a buck and win a prize! Reading Railroad will be present with activities for the youngsters, the LHS Berryettes are offering free face painting, and the Logansport Art Association will be doing a free make-and-take children’s craft activity. A cool old-school bicycle donated by Regions Insurance will be raffled, too.

This year’s event will take place on Thursday June 6th 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 at the Logansport Mayor’s Office and at Logan’s Landing; 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.


Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Logan’s Landing awarded two $500 Arts Scholarships to Logansport High School students at the LHS Awards Night on May 13. The amazing response to our Dancing With Our Stars events has proven to us that the Logansport community recognizes the importance of the arts in downtown revitalization. The Logan’s Landing organization decided to use some of the money raised at these events to encourage the next generation of citizens to continue their arts-related activities and volunteerism.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Cass County Arts Alliance, we were able to award $500 scholarships to not one, but two deserving students this year. We received applications from several qualified individuals, and based our selection on the students’ volunteerism and dedication to the arts. This year’s recipients are Hunter Curl and Luke Jackson. We congratulate both students and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

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.  For more information, call 574-722-9345, or find us on Facebook.




Monday, May 13th, 2013

Logan’s Landing has once again been designated as an accredited National Main
Street Program
for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National MainStreet Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four Point Approach® methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.

“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” says Valecia Crisafulli, acting director of the National Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the downtown in the economy head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”

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. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress and 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.

Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts. Working in more than 2,200 downtowns and urban  neighborhoods over the last 32 years, the Main Street program has leveraged more han $55.7 billion in new public and private investment. Participating communities have created 473,535 net new jobs and 109,693 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 236,418 buildings, leveraging an average of $18 in new investment for every dollar spent on their Main Street district revitalization efforts.

Staging A Community Celebration May 18th!

Monday, May 13th, 2013

As one of the four non-profits that collaborated on this grant project, Logan’s Landing is pleased to post this press release from the Cass County Community Foundation:

The Cass County Community Foundation and grant recipients, Cass County 4-H, Cass County Arts Alliance, Logan’s Landing and the Logansport Parks Department will host an afternoon of entertainment to share the new mobile community stage with the general public. The stage will be positioned at the Farmer’s Market on 4th and E. Market on Saturday May 18th with entertainment beginning at 11am and continuing until 4pm.

The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs to the free event with a wide variety of entertainment scheduled to entertain all ages for the afternoon as crews work to learn more about the new equipment.

In making the nnouncement, CCCF President Deanna Crispen, shared, “We are thrilled to be able to provide funding for this outstanding equipment and excited to offer the entire community a chance to see the stage and enjoy some quality local entertainment with no cost. Confirmed performers include Steve Michaels, Jason McKeever, The Walthery Family Band performing Celtic/Irish music, The LHS Berryettes, Civic Players with scenes from their upcoming production and the Society for a Creative Anachronism who will be sharing reenactments and  demonstrations of activities from the period 600-500AD. We anticipate a couple more performers joining us,” Crispen said.

The stage was purchased through a $155,000 grant from the Community Foundation in celebration of their 20th Anniversary and delivered late last month. The 36ft. trailer, which opens for a 14ft x 32ft stage floor, is equipped with sound, lighting and other features and will be used for the first festival on June 8th at Med Flory Jazz & Blues Festival.

For more information, please call the Cass County Community Foundation at 574-722-2200.


Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

On Saturday, April 27th, Logan’s Landing held our annual “Downtown Green & Clean Day.”  We had an amazing turnout, with 106 volunteers donating a few hours of their time on a sunny Saturday morning to pull weeds, pick up litter, sweep, rake, and generally spruce up our community. We collected six bags of trash, one bin of recyclables, and more than 90 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 Michelle Dials for all her hard work and planning for this event; Logansport Savings Bank and the Logansport Fire Department for donating bottled water and ice for our volunteers; McCord’s Do It Best for donating yard waste bags; Home Depot for donating supplies for Cole Park;  Peak Community Services and the United Way for donating work gloves; local media for helping us get the word out and recruit volunteers; and to  representatives of  the Berryettes, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cass County Communication Network, Cass-Pulaski Community Corrections, Family Opportunity Center, Girl Scout Troop 42430, Hope Hospice, Ivy Tech Logansport and Phi Theta Kappa  honor society, Logansport Fire Department, Logansport Municipal Utilities, Revolution Community Church/ West Logan Task Force; Royal Center United Methodist Church; Southside Gateway Committee, Vineyard Community Church, Walgreens, Logan’s Landing committee members 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!