Planning for Logan’s Sesquicentennial may have only recently begun, but the ideas on how to mark the occasion have been flowing.
“It’s going to be fun,” Larry Buss said as he looked at the list of ideas following the committee’s third meeting last week.
Buss is serving as chairman of the Logan Sesquicentennial Committee, a role he was glad to take on when asked.
“This is a unique opportunity to engage in the celebration and do some great things and have a lot of fun,” said Buss, who has lived in the Logan area with his wife, Bunny, for nearly 40 years.
The celebration will kick off with the reading and signing of a proclamation by Logan Mayor Clint McDonald at the Jan. 9 City Council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m.
While still in the planning phase, the committee has come up several ideas for activities and events to mark the occasional. They hope to team up with community organizations during already established events, such as Village Green and Logan Chamber of Commerce Car Show in May.
Committee members are planning a kite building and flying day to coincide with the Logan Kiwanis Pancake Day as well.
“We don’t want to overshadow those events, but we want to try and do some things that lets people know this (the 150th anniversary) is going on,” Buss said.
The smaller events will lead up to a larger celebration being planned for the Labor Day weekend.
While the city’s founding was on July 19, 1867, Buss said the group wanted to find a time when the celebration could be the main focus and July was not that time.
“We didn’t want to do it in July because it was too close to the Fourth of July celebration,” he said. “Logan does such a big event that we thought it would get overshadowed.”
The group is planning to have a float in the Fourth of July parade, however.
Ideas being considered for the Labor Day celebration include an old-fashioned oats threshing/corn harvest, picnic and ice cream social, band concert, pageant, beard growing contest and community worship service.
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