Clothing Museum’s Cole ‘Citizen of the Week’
A familiar face weeding, planting and watering in downtown Logansport this time of year is the newest recipient of a special city honor.
Jean Cole, who established the Cole Clothing Museum at Ninth and East Broadway, is this week’s Logansport Citizen of the Week.
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Jean,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said today. “She was the first hospice volunteer in Logansport. She has been active in various charitable causes. She cares about her community and it shows in everything she does.”
The mayor said few people have shown more initiative in cleaning up downtown Logansport than she has. The Cole Fountain in the triangle at Bankers Row on Eel River Avenue is a testament to what she and her husband, Milt, have done for Logansport, including the installation of a clock tower.
“Jean is one of those rarest of people who can roll up her sleeves to do the dirtiest jobs, yet get us all to appreciate the period clothing in her museum and what it was like to dress to the nines at different periods in history,” Kitchell said. “Her museum is a destination point for people from other communities, including former Indiana First Lady Judy O’Bannon.”
Cole will receive a certificate signed by the mayor and a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
The Citizen of the Week is presented to Logansport residents or natives whose lives have contributed to the community, the state, the nation or the world.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell