August 25, 2013

Happenings: West Logan meeting, celebrity baggers, Alphabet Adventures


---- — West Logan neighborhood meeting slated

The next West Logan Neighborhood meeting is 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin School in the library.

Officer Dan Farris of the Logansport Police Department will lead the discussion for the West Logan Neighborhood Watch. Come on out and get to know a neighbor. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Area Five Agency with any questions at 574-737-2144.

Martin's, BBBS plan upcoming events

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cass County are hosting Martin's Celebrity Baggers at Martin's Supermarket 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Celebrities" from Cass County will be bagging your groceries to earn tips, which are then donated to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. All donations stay in Cass County.

Martin's will also be having its Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. They will have a free car wash, free hot dogs, and Pepsi. They will be having a '50s theme with employees dressed in '50s attire and a DJ playing music from that era. They will also be having a cruise-in.

Purdue Extension offers farmland leasing program

Farmers, landowners, bankers, and farm managers can benefit from attending the upcoming program Finding Balance in Farmland Lease Contracts. Many times there is confusion in determining a fair value for land rents and which lease option matches the expectations for landowners and tenants. The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed this program along with several publications that address the many questions concerning land leases.

The program will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13. The program will be at Ivy Tech College Logansport Campus, 1 Ivy Tech Way.

Alphabet Adventures coming to Walton

WALTON — Cass County Reading Library will sponsor Awesome Alphabet Adventures beginning Sept. 12 at the Walton Literacy Center in the Walton Public Library.

The center will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays throughout the semester. Hands-on learning activities each week include print awareness, alphabet knowledge, writing skills, creative art activities, snack attack center, oral language, interactive play area, vocabulary development and phonics activities.

Lions club taking goody orders

Royal Center Lions are taking orders for pies, noodles and angel food cakes until Sept. 14. These delicacies are made by German Baptist bakery in Clinton County. Pie costs vary from $7.50 to $9.50, noodles are $5 for a pound bag, and angel food cake is $8.50.

The goodies need to be picked up from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Royal Center fire station. For more information and to place an order, contact any Royal Center Lion member or call Max Metzger at 574-721-4696 or Dick Cottrell 574-643-9914.

End of summer event benefits MDA

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE — “Making Music, Memories and Muscles,” an end of summer bash to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is planned for Sept. 21 in ABC Hi-Def Communications in Peru.

The band Barefoot Murphy will perform at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. by Outback Steakhouse. Elite Banquet Facility will provide a cash bar.

Tickets at $40 per person must be purchased by Sept. 7. Tickets are available at Palmer’s Jewelry, Lux Boutique, Stella’s Bar, The Elbow Room and Apple Tree Realty.

There will be a motorcycle ride that will end at the event, and motorcyclists must purchase a ticket to participate in the ride. There will be a raffle of items, including autographed sports items, a shotgun, spa package and Harley Davidson merchandise.

For more information or tickets, call Apple Tree Realty at 765-450-6648, Tiffany Grant at 765-438-2566 or Merlin Wagler at 765-860-2797.