Last Updated on June 21, 2016 by cassnetwork
Here’s your weekday update from Cass County Communication Network for Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Listen with the link above.
The State Theatre Preservation Society — a 501(c)(3) public charity that was formed to restore and preserve the historic State Theatre in downtown Logansport — will host its first live-performance fundraising event on Sat., June 25, at 8:30 p.m. “God Save the State: A Four-Band Acoustic Jam” will feature Jerry James, Kyle Johnson, Fudd, and Scarecrowe in an all-acoustic evening of music. Free-will donations will be accepted, with the goal of raising money for the non-profit’s initial startup costs.
The State Theatre Preservation Society needs to raise initial funding for items including: marketing; architectural, electrical and structural assessment and planning for the overall restoration project; an initial down payment for purchase and transfer of the theatre property; and transfer and deposits for utilities. In all, organizers hope to raise $50,000 over the next few months.
They believe there are three ways their efforts can dramatically improve the community and its quality of life: by creating a focal point for future community revitalization, by Providing low- or no-cost facilities for other groups and organizations and by Bringing tourism and added revenue to our community.
Whitney Jennings has been named as this week’s Logansport Bicentennial Citizen. Named Indiana Miss Basketball in 2014, Whitney played for the University of Iowa Lady Hawkeyes for two years before announcing her intentions to transfer to Butler University.
Whitney’s family was honored earlier this year with the Spirit of the Community Award presented by the mayor at the annual State of the City/County Luncheon.
She will receive an Indiana state flag and a certificate from the Mayor’s Office. The award is presented weekly during 2016 to recognize local residents or natives who have brought state or national recognition to Logansport
The Cass County 4-H Association is seeking photographs of Cass County farms and/or farm families that have been recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award. In honor of Indiana’s rich agricultural heritage, the Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. The photographs will be copied and used in the Cass County 4-H Fair Bicentennial Commission Endorsed Legacy Project celebrating the history of Cass County Agriculture and displayed throughout the 2016 fair week. Photographs can be submitted to the Cass County Extension Office located on the third floor of the Government Building. It is encouraged that each Homestead submit a variety of photographs of their farm. All photographs must be submitted by July 1st.
The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Road to Rio Tour will make a stop in Indianapolis this weekend, in advance of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. It coincides with the 2016 U.S. Olympic Diving Trials at the IU Natatorium on the IUPUI campus June 18-26. The tour will be located on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.
An Olympic Day celebration June 24 at noon will honor Indiana Olympians, including introductions of the members of the U.S. Olympic Diving Team for synchronized 3-meter and 10-meter events. Olympic diving gold medalist David Boudia will be available for autographs, Thomas Finchum, of Indianapolis and a member of the 2008 Olympic diving team, is now a country music artist and will perform, and USA Diving, USA Gymnastics and USA Track & Field will lead sport demonstrations
On Saturday, the schedule includes an appearance by Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Shawn Johnson, performances by country music star Hunter Hayes (3 p.m.) and Finchum (4:30 p.m.) and additional sport demonstrations.
The Road to Rio includes displays, the Sugarloaf Mountain zip line experience, a basketball sport court and a special long jump pit. It also includes the Inspiring America Trailer, which includes Team USA memorabilia and a history wall, and the Rio Beach Trailer, which features special sports virtual reality experiences. Team USA merchandise will also be available for sale.
A Logansport High School senior competed last week in the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lorie Flanagan, Co-Captain of the LHS Speech Team, competed in a memorized 10 minute Original Oratory and 5 minute Prose, and was among the top speech competitors in the nation as she spoke against more than 400 students from across the country in each event. She successfully advanced past the first break of eliminations in Prose, cutting 200 students from the competition. Flanagan’s success at Nationals marked Logansport’s 40th year of representation at the tournament by 120 Logansport Speech Team students since 1939.