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February 28, 2014

Logansport Eagles hope to reopen

Save Our Eagles' committee refocuses efforts

Members of the Eagles hope to reopen in the near future either at the former location on Sixth Street or a new location.

“We will not quit unless all realistic approaches are exhausted,” a press release stated.

Although the Logansport Eagles building has been closed by the Grand Aerie, Logansport currently retains its charter as Eagles Aerie #323, a press release said. A Logansport Eagles’ Save Our Eagles committee, of officers and members of the Eagles, will continue to work toward the goal of reopening.

The Save Our Eagles committee has been meeting on Sundays going over options to save the nonprofit organization.

Ken Gunter, a Logansport Eagles trustee, said officials with the nonprofit organization are hoping to keep the charter so they have a chance to open back up.

When members received the news the nonprofit organization would be closing members were blindsided by the news, Gunter said.

“We hoped for the best, but knew in our hearts this was a possibility,” Gunter said.

Members and officials are doing what they can to get the organization up and running again.

The Save Our Eagles committee will sponsor a benefit to do just that at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at VFW Post 3790, 1023 Eerie Avenue, Logansport.

The benefit will include dinner and a concert.

Money raised will help make opening the Logansport Eagles again in the future a possibility.

“If it does [reopen], we hope the building can be sold and then we can downsize so we can afford it,” Gunter said.

Angela Landis is one of the members working get the nonprofit organization reopened.

Landis, who has been going to Logansport Eagles since the 1990s and a member since 2007, said the nonprofit organization needs to reopen because it is a good place to go.

“You could take your kids down there – it is non-smoking – and it was like a family get together,” Landis said.

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