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Friday, July 26th, 2013

Mark your calendars for the eighth annual Taste of Cass County, brought to you by Logan’s Landing. The festival will take place on Saturday August 10th starting at 5 pm in downtown Logansport, and features food, fun, and fireworks. Admission is $1 (children 5 and under are free) and refreshment tickets are $1 each. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, as well as food and drink from 14 local vendors.  Free golf cart tours of the Little Turtle Waterway Trails will be offered, and the fireworks show blasts off at dark, sponsored by Security Federal. New this year: a Kids Korner featuring games, prizes, and a bounce house. For more information or to volunteer for the event, call Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345.


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!


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.


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Downtown Logansport will be green and clean, thanks to our crew of volunteers! Logan’s Landing is recruiting volunteers to help weed and trim, pick up litter, sweep, and generally spruce up the downtown district on Saturday April 27th 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!


Monday, February 11th, 2013

Logan’s Landing will award one $500 scholarship to a Logansport High School student entering his/her freshman year of college in the fall of 2013. Eligible students must have been involved in the arts while in high school, through arts-related curriculum and/or extra-curricular activities, and must continue their involvement with the arts while in college. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.

For additional details, contact the Logan’s Landing office at 574-722-93 45 or lldirector@loganslanding.com. Applications and scholarship details are also
available at the Logansport High School guidance office.

Downtown Spooktacular Scheduled

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Logan’s Landing announces the return of Downtown Spooktacular!  On Monday October 29th from four to six, participating downtown merchants will hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters, with the annual Elks Halloween Parade immediately afterwards.  For more information, call Logan’s Landing at 722-9345.


Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Taste of Cass County, brought to you by Logan’s Landing.  The street festival will take place on Saturday August 13th from 5 pm to 1:30 am at the Little Turtle Waterway Plaza, downtown Logansport.  This event features food, fun, fireworks & music.  Event sponsorships are still available; sponsorship deadline is Wednesday, July 20th.  For more information or to  volunteer for the event, call Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345.


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Logan’s Landing presents the 11th annual Downtown Christmas Open House,   Saturday December 4th from noon to four in downtown Logansport.  Join us for a fun afternoon 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 tent at the Farmers Market lot at Fourth & Market Street, trade your canned goods for tickets, then visit the participating merchants and deposit your tickets for your chance to win.  Each participating merchant will have a drawing for a prize, and each ticket also enters you to win the grand prize — $300 in Logan’s Landing Bucks!

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!  Bring the kids (and your camera) for a visit with Santa from 1:30 to 3:00.

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

Spooktacular Participants Named

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Logan’s Landing announces the return of your favorite downtown Halloween traditions!  On Thursday October 28thfrom 4-6, participating downtown merchants will hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters during the Downtown Spooktacular, so bring the kids on down!  And be sure to stick around for the annual Elks Halloween Parade immediately following the trick-or-treating – fun for all ages!

Participating Spooktacular locations include Logansport Savings Bank, Mike Anderson Chrysler Dodge, Stacy Cox Agency, Kitchell Agency, Dessert First, Security Federal, Fernbaughs Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, Gray Mill, Tommy P’s Boardwalk Café, Diversified General Federal Credit Union, Pharos-Tribune, Jason’s House of Trains, Bandstock Teen Night Club, Domino’s Pizza, PNC Bank, 5th Street BBQ, and Logan’s Landing & City of Logansport.  Look for the Halloween flags at participating locations.

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