Bicentennial events planning continues

Local community leaders continue to gear up for a full year of celebrations to mark Logan County’s bicentennial, which will be observed in 2018.

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The bicentennial steering committee, formed earlier this year by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and Logan County History Center, met Tuesday and discussed a variety of ideas from commemorative calendars and books to events in each community and — with any luck — an unveiling of a finished Logan County Courthouse.

The group divided into five subcommittees to begin more in-depth planning in the areas of village and township involvement, entertainment and food planning, marketing and promotions, history and education and budget and finance.

The plan is to have a kick-off event in March in commemoration of the March 1, 1818, date that Logan County was officially formed. While plans discussed in August involved tours of a finished Logan County Courthouse, that may not be possible as work likely will not be complete by March.

But regardless of when it happens, the planners said they would like to include an open house and tours of the finished courthouse restoration among the hallmark events of the bicentennial.

“Whenever it is ready, we will join them and bring the bicentennial to them,” History Center Curator Todd McCormick said.

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