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Archive for June, 2013


Monday, June 17th, 2013

The annual Celebrate Logansport event on June 6th was enjoyed by all! More than 500 people gathered downtown to celebrate Logansport’s 175th birthday, enjoy free music and activities, and eat delicious strawberry shortcake.

Special thanks to all who participated in this event. Extra-special thanks to event co-chairs Kathy Dingo and Sandi Korreckt, and to Promotion Committee chair Greg Packard. Additionally, thank you to Pam Leeman and Regions Insurance for the donation again this year of a cool old-school bicycle for the raffle prize; Mike McMahan and Creative Promotions for donating the snazzy new aprons worn by our servers; “Conductor Carl” Simons for conducting free guided tours of the Railroad Museum; Cole Clothing Museum for the loan of period dresses; the Logansport High School Berryettes for modeling the vintage clothing and for providing face-painting; Mark Racop and Fiberglass Freaks for having the Batmobile on display; Mid-America Radio, Cass County Communication Network, and the Pharos-Tribune for helping us get the word out; the City of Logansport, especially Cheryl Alcorn and the city officials who served shortcake, and Chris Armstrong for reading the proclamation; Mike Anderson Super-Center for the balloons and the use of a vehicle for deliveries; Sue Neher for the delicious birthday cake; Logansport Savings Bank for balloons and bottled water;  Little Children’s Ministry for having a lemonade stand; Logansport Fire Department for ice; Cass County Historical Society for helping us incorporate the 175th birthday into the event; Felix for joining the festivities; Logansport Art Association and Reading Railroad for providing activities for attendees; Jason McKeever for the musical  entertainment; numerous local merchants for donating prizes for the balloon pop booth; Martin’s Super Market for donating paper sacks for to-go orders, and the Parks Department and Cass-Pulaski Community Corrections for set-up and tear-down assistance. 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!


Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Logan’s Landing is pleased to announce that the Logansport Home Depot has officially “adopted” Cole Park, on Eel River Avenue in downtown Logansport. The adoption effort was spearheaded by Home Depot crew members Travis Pearson, Carrie Williams, Cindy Woolever, and Adam Myszak, and will involve all Team Depot volunteers. Home Depot personnel will maintain the park, including pruning and trimming of shrubbery and flowers, and will plant new flowers and plants seasonally. All materials and labor are being donated by Home Depot. A sign has been placed in Cole Park recognizing this adoption.

Parks Administrator Janet Fawley of the Logansport Parks Department, who has  partnered with Logan’s Landing to keep Cole Park maintained, is very pleased with this commitment from Home Depot: “Home Depot has a history of helping the Logansport Parks Department with a variety of projects. Their employees are very dedicated to helping our community with their volunteer work, and the Parks Department is very grateful for this newest commitment!”

Cole Park was created in 2006, turning a vacant patch of land into a lovely garden, complete with elaborate gazebo fountain. The renovation was funded by Milt and Jean Cole, local philanthropists and owners, with their family, of Cole Hardwood. This transformation won the Indiana Main Street Design of Downtown Public Improvement Award in 2008.

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.