LOGAN TOWN CENTER

WELCOME

Logan Town Center is the traditional business and residential neighborhood at the heart of the City of Logan, the county seat of Hocking County.  Logan Town Center comprises more than half of the area of the original town of Logan, platted in the summer of 1816 as a personal venture by former U.S. Senator Thomas Worthington, who was then finishing the first of two terms as Ohio's governor.  The town is said to have been named by its citizens for Chief Logan of the Mingo Indians.  Chief Logan was the author of “Logan's Lament.”

Logan was established one mile below the "great falls" of the Hockhocking River, later known as the Hocking River.  In 1840 the section of the Hocking Valley Canal passing through Logan (between the City and the Hocking River) was completed, connecting Logan through Lancaster with the Ohio Canal.  The Hocking River, once provided a vital asset for industries that extracted the region’s natural resources such as coal, sandstone, iron, timber, oil and gas.  Today, the river helps attract over 3 million visitors to the region to relax and enjoy the natural, artistic and cultural assets and rural lifestyle we have to offer visitors and residents.

Main Street and the surrounding neighborhoods continue to be the center of business, government, fine historic homes, churches, and cultural and historical destinations in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio.  Our Logan Town Center business district is anchored by the Logan - Hocking County District Library, the Hocking County Historical Museum, The Bowen House community arts and education center, and City and County government offices.  It also provides unique destinations like the Washboard Factory, and friendly locally owned shops, restaurants and family friendly activities.

For a 3-minute tour of Logan Town Center, go to this slide-show the Hocking Valley Tourism Association posted on YouTube.

Logan Town Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the economic and cultural vitality of Logan’s original town center for the enjoyment and benefit of the residents and visitors in the Hocking Hills.

With over 200,000 SF of commercial space, there are opportunities for entrepreneurs to create destinations for resident and visiting customers.  To see examples go to our Available Spaces page.

Special Thanks to these partners:



City of Logan, Hocking County, Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority, Logan - Hocking School District, Logan - Hocking County District Library, Logan Hocking Chamber of Commerce, Hocking Hills Tourism Association, The Bowen House, Hocking County Historical Society Museum, Logan In Bloom, OSU Master Gardeners, business and property owners, and Friends of Logan Town Center.

Some of the businesses and institutions that have joined Logan Town Center's effort to revitalize downtown Logan include:



You or your business can help, too,
by joining Logan Town Center.
Click here for a membership form.


UPCOMING EVENTS

'tis the season of giving, and many local businesses are participating.  Here are just a few:

Atomic Credit Union at 12906 St. Rt. 664 is conducting a Winter Coat Drive, collecting new or gently used winter coats, gloves and scarves from November 1st through November 29th.

Hocking Hills Banking Center at 427 W. Hunter St. is sponsoring a toy drive to make Christmas brighter for children served by Hocking County Children's Services - bring in unwrapped toy(s) by December 6th.

Reed and Baur Insurance Agency at 111 E. Second Street is collecting non-perishable food items to help families in need from November 4th through December 18th.

NOVEMBER 2014  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.


Monday November 17 through
Friday November 21
BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK

This is your chance to buy and support our local merchants.  Take a moment to stop by one of Logan's businesses to do some shopping.  Not only does it say THANK YOU to the store owner, but it makes a difference for our community.
Please support Logan, Hocking County, and the Chamber members as you shop for the holidays.



Sunday, November 23  Noon - 5 PM
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SPECTATULAR!

Sharff's Fashion Annual Open House.  Stop by for fabulous selections in clothing, accessories, home decor and more.  Enjoy refreshments while you shop.
Sharff's Fashion
45 W. Main Street



Monday, November 24  5 PM
Gospel Carry-In and Sing

Bring a covered dish to share.
Open to the public.
Event takes place every 2nd and 4th Monday.
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

www.ScenicHillsSeniorCenter.com



Tuesday, November 25  10 AM
Story Hour

Stories and Crafts  led by Steph Woolever, Nina Weaver, and Frankie Hardman
Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts
110 E. Main St.

Info:  (740) 385-0056



Tuesday, November 25
Deadline for purchasing a light for the Celebration of Lights tree in Worthington Park

Contact the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Community Relations Office at 380-8110 to purchase a light or lights.  Cost: $5 to honor or memorialize an individual; $10 to honor a family or couple; $25 to honor a business.  All proceeds benefit the patients of Hocking Valley Community Hospital through the purchase of new hospital equipment.
The Celebration of Lights ceremony is Sunday, December 7 at 5:30 pm.



Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Day 5 K Run/Walk
In Memory of Loryn Cassady

Costs vary for adults, students and children.  Children’s Run at 8:40 a.m.  Eleven different age divisions with awards to top 3 runners in each division.  Pre-register by 11/17 for a free T shirt or register day of event.
Day of event: registration from 7 – 8:40 a.m.  Pick up registration forms at North Fitness Center, 4 E. Main Street, LHS Athletic Office, and various Logan businesses.
Info:  Shaun North at (740) 380-1348 or Facebook.
Proceeds go to the Loryn Cassady Memorial Scholarship.  (In 2013 twelve scholarships were awarded to LHS students to further their education.)



Thursday November 27
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Carry out available from 11 am to Noon
Dine-In Serving from Noon to 2:30 pm
To make a donation or schedule a delivery call (740) 385-0694 or (740) 591-3020.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
258 E. Hunter Street

“Come join us as we celebrate this day of Thanksgiving” - Fraun's Service Garage



Saturday, November 29
GRAND REOPENING

SERENDIPITY Upscale Resale and Consignments is already open for business.  Hours are 11 am - 6 pm Monday through Saturday.  At the Grand Reopening all Christmas items will be on sale for 25% off and Katie Perkins, designer for Origami Owl custom jewelry, will be present from Noon - 4 pm.
Check out Serendipity on Facebook.  E-mail for consignment opportunities - serendipityresale@frontier.com.
55 South Spring Street
(740) 380-0667




DECEMBER 2014  EVENTS
Please, call the host organization to
confirm the latest date/time/event info.


Wednesday, December 3 10 AM
Doodle Bugs

Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315

(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)



Saturday, December 6  9 AM - Noon
Fifth Annual
St. John Cookie Walk

Visitors will be able to select from a wide variety of cookies and candies for a fee of $8.00 per pound.  Proceeds from the Cookie walk aid in scholarship assistance and many families have benefited over the last several years.
St. John Catholic School hall
351 N. Market Street
Info.:  (740) 385-2767



Saturday, December 6 2 pm
Logan Santa Parade
A Story Book Christmas

Floats, marching bands, cheer and twirling groups, equestrians, walking units and more...with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of Logan's famed holiday lights.
The Grand Marshalls will be the Logan-Hocking County District Library Staff and Judge Rick Wallar.
Entry forms and sponsorship applications are available from the Logan Hocking Chamber of Commerce
(740) 385-6836



Saturday December 6  4-9 pm
Opening Night for
Festival of Trees  FREE

Guests may tour the house, enjoying the holiday ambiance, vote for their favorite tree & enter to win a Quilt Raffle & Gift Basket Raffle.  Carolers on the lawn from 6-8:30 pm and Pianist/vocalist Mary Ann Nelson will be performing on the grand piano beginning at 6 pm.  The Bowen House will be beautifully decorated from head to toe with an array of unique and creative trees and other holiday displays.
Festival of Trees continues through Thursday, December 18.  Special events occur throughout the month.
Regular hours are 2-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed on Sunday and Monday.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



Saturday, December 6  4-9 pm
DESIRE TO INSPIRE
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

featuring live performances of holiday music by music students and endless holiday gifts and décor.  Located in the ROCK HOUSE, next door (south) to the Bowen House.
Info.:  (740) 274-8215 or
e-mail to decoreventdesign@gmail.com



Saturday, December 6  4-8 pm
Hocking County Historical Society
Holiday Open House
A Classic Christmas

Vintage decorations, trees, toys and more are on loan from the collection of Dr. George Johnson.  Classic trees from the 50's, 60's and 70's will be on view.  Docents will be available in each room to answer questions and explain the displays.  The Schempp House next door will be decorated in Victorian style.
The exhibit is free but donations are welcome.  Open to the public; everyone is welcome!
HCHS, 60 N. Culver Street
Info:  (740) 385-6026
www.hockinghistory.org
The society will also be open on:
Sunday, December 7  1-4 pm
Saturday, December 13  1-4 pm
Sunday, December 14*  1-4 pm
Saturday, December 20  1-4 pm
* Dr. Johnson also will be available on Dec. 14 to answer questions about the collection.



Saturday, December 6  4-8 pm
Flowers by Darlene
10th Annual Christmas Open House

Join in the celebration of the Christmas season!  Music by guitarist/vocalist Stephanie Williams.  Refreshments served.  Register to win a $500 gift certificate.
Flowers by Darlene
98 W. Main Street
(740) 385-6311



Saturday, December 6  4 - 6:30 pm
Senior Center Spaghetti Dinner

Menu:  Spaghetti with or without meat sauce, garlic bread, cole slaw, drink and dessert.  Cost is $6.00
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street

www.ScenicHillsSeniorCenter.com



Saturday, December 6 &
Sunday, December 7
Annual Good Neighbor Gift Market

Yearly event offering alternative gifts by donations to charitable organizations.  A variety of hand made gifts and fair-trade items will be available for purchase, as well.
Saturday hours are 6 – 9 pm.
Sunday hours are 11:30 am – 2 pm when the youth of the church will be selling food for a designated mission project.  More info to follow.
First Presbyterian Church
2 W. Hunter Street
(740) 385-2242



Sunday, December 7  2 - 4 pm
Old Time Jam Session and Gathering

The FESTIVAL OF TREES will be open from 11:30 am.
The Bowen House
Community Center for Arts and Education
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



Sunday, December 7  2 – 4 pm
Piano Recital FREE

by students of Erin Beal.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy an afternoon of holiday music by talented piano students.  Refreshments to follow.
The Bowen House
196 N. Market Street
(740) 385-0344

www.bowenhouse.org



Sunday, December 7  5:30 PM
CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS

The celebration of lights tree will be lit in Worthington Park during a special ceremony.  The names of those being honored or memorialized will be read aloud by Hocking Valley Community Hospital volunteers.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Lights for the tree can be purchased NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25.  In addition, names will be displayed on the hospital's interactive donor wall system in the Registration Lobby for all to read, remember and enjoy.  Contact the Community Relations Office at 380-8110 to purchase a light or lights.  Cost: $5 to honor or memorialize an individual; $10 to honor a family or couple; $25 to honor a business.  All proceeds benefit the patients of Hocking Valley Community Hospital through the purchase of new hospital equipment.
Worthington Park
Main and Market Streets
Info.:  (740) 380-8110



Wednesday, December 17 10 AM
Doodle Bugs

Art Club for Lil' Ones age 0-3 years
FREE art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  Meeting the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  Participants can come anytime between 10 AM and 12 Noon.
Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece!  Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes.
Hocking County Library Building
230 E. Main Street
Registration:  Stephanie at (740) 380-1315

(Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention.)
(Doodle-bugs is geared toward helping children develop social and sensory skills while learning about color, texture, and experimenting with new materials.)



Friday, December 19
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Christmas Open House

(more info to follow)
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S. Spring Street
Info:  385-6581




ONGOING EVENTS

Tours of The Columbus Washboard Company,  Museum and Gift Shop.

Summer hours are 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday and 11 am - 2 pm on Saturday.*   Guided tours are offered daily.  The Company is the only manufacturer of washboards remaining in the United States.  Gift shop features washboards, memorabilia and a new line of vintage soaps.  Reception area within the Museum and Gift Shop offers a WiFi hotspot, along with snacks and beverages, for a place to relax and take care of business.
Columbus Washboard Company
14 Gallagher Avenue
(740) 380-3828
e-mail:  info@columbuswashboard.com
Winter hours:  9 am - 3 pm Monday through Friday; closed on Saturday.
Summer hours begin in May when the Company will be open from 8 am -4 pm weekdays and from 11 am - 2 pm on Saturday.


“Logan and Hocking County...A Timeline”

This Exhibit features several hundred years of the county's history condensed into four panels on display.  The timeline includes Native Americans, the first settlers (1798), the Civil War, the Hocking Valley Railway, and more, including 1916, when Logan celebrated its Centennial, and ending in 1917, when America joined the war.  Beginning April 4, Museum hours are 1-4 PM Friday and Saturday, through October.
Hocking County Historical Society
64 N. Culver St.
(740) 385-6026


The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education

This wonderful 1800's historic home is available for viewing during the week from 2-5  pm Tuesday through  Saturday. The house is closed on Sunday and Monday.  Each month features a new exhibit.  The house is located at 196 N. Market Street.  Information:  (740) 385-0344  Visit the website at www.bowenhouse.org for information about the house, on-going classes, etc.



ANNUAL EVENTS

June:
Washboard Music Festival
Thursday, June 12th to Saturday, June 14th, 2014

October:
Tombstone Travels
Saturday, October 11th, 2014