ountry Pickers to play at Legion
American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., Logansport, will host the Country Pickers in the Bar Room on Friday evening, Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m. This event is open to the public. There will be a cash bar, snacks, raffles and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.
Double Shot coming to Legion
The American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., Logansport, will host the band Double Shot on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 7-11 p.m. This event is open to the public and there will be a $5 cover charge. Branson, Missouri’s Jason Gordon and award winning vocalist Gary Raye will be performing the best of classic country and rock and roll hits from decades long gone. They have won many awards for their vocal abilities and throw a bit of comedy and vocal impersonations of Elvis and several country singers into the mix. There will be a cash bar, raffles, 50/50 drawing, snacks and more. For more information call 574-753-8620.
Greg Hahn coming to State Theatre
On Saturday, Jan. 25, comedian Greg Hahn performs at the State Theatre, 317 E. Market St. A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, Hahn has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.
Advance tickets are available at the Record Farm or online at www.statetheatrelive.com. Ages 18 and older suggested. Beer, wine and liquor will be available for purchase for those 21 and older with proper ID. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
3rd House Session scheduled
Join a discussion with Sen. Donato, Rep. Manning, Rep. Lehe and Rep. VanNatter about issues that are before them at the statehouse on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 8 a.m. and the Chamber of Commerce Community Room, 310 S. Pearl St. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited. This will be the only 3rd House Session scheduled, due to it being a short session at the statehouse.
High Street closed near County Building
High Street is now closed between Third and Fourth Streets for the relocation of utilities in preparation for the Cass County Jail’s expansion. The only vehicle access to the Sheriff’s Office and Jail is from the intersection of Third and High Streets. The general parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the north side of High Street. The handicapped parking entrance is located just east of that intersection on the south side of High Street.
No through traffic, eastbound or westbound, will be allowed during the construction, which will last until fall.
The main entrance to the County Building is still accessible.
Bingo every Sunday afternoon
Cass County Bingo, 6012 N. US 35, Royal Center, holds bingo events every Sunday afternoon. Doors open at noon. Early bird sessions take place a 2 p.m. and cost $6. Regular sessions are at 3 p.m. and cost $10. There are also lots of $1 pull tabs available. An ATM is located inside the hall and there are 11 TVs. Bingo supports “Kids in Need” programs. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/CassCountyBingo
Utility assistance still available for 2020
For those who need utility assistance, there’s still time to apply for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) through the Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services.
The application period lasts until May 2020, and families are allowed to apply once each year.
The EAP provides individuals and families with a one-time payment for heat and electricity bills during winter months.
There are also energy saving plans and kits.
The payments are made as funding is available.
After applicants are approved for the program, their regulated heat and electric utility bills are protected from disconnection through March 15.
To apply, visit www.areafive.com and click the “energy assistance” button or schedule a face-to-face meeting by calling 1-800-654-9421 or by calling the local Area Five Agency.
Turkey hunt applications now being accepted
Applications are now being accepted for spring turkey hunting opportunities on private property through the Access Program Providing Land Enhancements (APPLE) program. APPLE hunts are allocated through the online reserved hunt system. The only way to apply for these hunts is online at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt. Hunters may apply for only one hunting period. Applications are accepted until Feb. 19. Draw result notifications will be emailed within two weeks of the application deadline. All regulations and bag limits apply. APPLE offers financial incentives to landowners who allow controlled public access hunting on their private lands. Wildlife biologists also work with these private landowners to establish and improve habitat. For more information about APPLE, see on.IN.gov/dnrapple
Church hosting Food Finders
Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church, 440 Wheatland Ave., will be hosting the Food Finders food truck on Tuesday, Feb. 4 starting at 1 pm. Please bring a basket or box to carry your groceries. Call 574-753-4772 if you have any questions.
Walton Legion hosting dinner
The Walton American Legion Post 418 will have their chicken and noodle dinner on Feb. 5 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, stewed tomatoes, beets, various salads, pie and other desserts will also be available, as will water, coffee and iced tea. The next dinner will be on March 4. This event is open to the public. Take outs are available by calling the Legion at 574-626-2625.
Legion hosting Valentine’s Day event
The American Legion Post #60, 828 Burlington Ave., will host a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15. This event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now at the bar or by calling 574-753-8620. Dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. and will include a baked steak dinner with miscellaneous desserts. Meal tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. From 7-10 p.m., the Eel River Band will be performing. Tickets for admittance (band only) are $10. Along with the dinner and entertainment there will also be a cash bar, 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes and more.Pins for Kids to raise funds for Reading Railroad
United Way of Cass County will host Pins for Kids on Saturday, March 7. The event, which will be held at Myers Sports Bowl at 4231 E. Market St., will raise funds to be used for early childhood literacy programs for Cass County Reading Railroad.
Teams of five can sign up for $35 per person. All participants will be eligible to win a door prize. Team registrations are due no later than Feb. 14 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
For more information, or to become a sponsor or donate a door prize, contact Peggy Scott at 574-753-3533 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.unitedwayofcasscounty.org for registration forms.
Visitors Bureau accepting grant applications
The Cass County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) will be awarding grants for out-of-county marketing and visitor experience enhancement, to events and attractions within Cass County. Grant requests will be considered and awarded by the Cass County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Multiple grants will be awarded from the $10,000 fund so that a variety of organizations can be assisted with their events or attractions. These grants are very competitive, so it is suggested that applications be made as early as possible.
Rules and regulations for funding requests and grant applications will be available in the CCVB office between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, or electronically by contacting Toni Savini at email@example.com.
Grant applications will be accepted throughout 2020, but must be in the CCVB office by the 20th of the month for consideration at the following month’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Recipients of the 2019 grants were: Carousel in the Park Fun Day, Two Rivers on Two Wheels Bike Tour, the 2 Rivers Music Festival, the Panhandle Pathway Trail, Christmas in the Park, the Taste of Cass County and AIM Softball Fields.
Applications available for Logan’s Landing program
Applications for the Commercial Facade Improvement Funding Program are available to commercial business or property owners within the Logan’s Landing district, according to a release. Applicants have a full-year from the date of approval to complete the project, and the program offers 50 percent matching funding up to $5,000 per property for eligible improvements.
Those improvements include exterior painting, exterior lighting, windows and doors, facade maintenance and restoration, awnings and installation of brick facade.
For an application or further information, contact Logan’s Landing at 574-722-9345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.