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June 1, 2014

Celebrate Logansport coming Thursday

Shortcake bash hitting 10th year

You know summer’s official when Logan’s Landing starts serving up strawberry shortcake.

The downtown revitalization organization’s annual party celebrating the city’s founding arrives around lunchtime Thursday. Representatives of the City of Logansport will be dishing up 550 servings of strawberry shortcake for Celebrate Logansport between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“It’s spring, it’s been a long, tough winter — this is a chance for people to get out and enjoy some sunshine, some company,” Becki Harris said.

Harris, executive director of Logan’s Landing, said even though shortcake will be sold as a fundraiser for Logan’s Landing, there’s no admission fee and event visitors may partake of some of the free birthday cake, provided by the City of Logansport, and children’s activities if they choose.

“You can come and enjoy yourself and not spend a penny. And that’s fine,” she said.

2014 marks the 10th year Logan’s Landing has sponsored the summer celebration. Harris said it was originally conceived to give office workers a chance to become acquainted with the downtown area over their lunch hour, but is also a way for families to foster good memories with their children.

Several children’s activities are repeats of previous years. The Logansport High School Berryettes will do face-painting, Reading Railroad will have yard games and Little Children’s Ministry is back with a lemonade stand, whose proceeds benefit the church ministry.

The Cass County Arts Alliance also will have a children’s arts and crafts center, something the Logansport Art Association handed off this year.

Local musician Jason McKeever will provide live music and raffle tickets will be sold for several prizes.

New this year is a “duck pond” with prizes accompanying the ducks — replacing the balloon pop contest. Prizes are kid-friendly this year, Harris said.

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