November 19, 2013

Annexation opponents to hold hog roast

Event on Sunday will raise funds for group's legal fees.

by Mitchell Kirk Pharos-Tribune

---- — Opponents of Logansport’s annexation plans are holding a hog roast Sunday to raise money for legal fees associated with a lawsuit filed against the city last month.

In a narrow 4-3 vote in July, Logansport City Council approved the annexation of two adjoining territories totaling about 2,600 acres south of the city.

Landowners of the southwest annexation area remonstrated and with the legal representation of Lindsay Ruby, filed suit against the city in October.

The hog roast, at which a free will donation will be held, will raise funds for the landowners’ legal fees. It will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at VFW Post No. 3790, 1023 Erie Ave.

“It is open to everyone, not just the people in the annexation area,” said Lisa Hanson, who serves on a committee nominated to represent landowners of the annexation area. “I hope it is a good time for the community to come together, have a good meal on a Sunday, pick up some baked goods for the upcoming holidays and just have an all-around good time.”

There will also be an update on the annexation, Hanson added.

Cass County Superior Court II records reflect Nicholas Kile, the attorney representing the city, filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit and a request for a change of judge.

On Friday, an order was issued appointing Howard County Superior Court III Judge Douglas Tate to the case.

The roast Sunday will include a 50-50 drawing and bake sale/silent auction. Covered dishes are welcome.

Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or Follow him: @PharosMAK

If you go: • WHAT: Hog roast, 50-50 drawing, bake sale, silent auction, annexation update When: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday Where: VFW Post No. 3790, 1023 Erie Ave. Why: To raise funds for legal fees for opponents of Logansport's annexation plans