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Big event planned for 50th anniversary of Studebaker plant closing

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Downtown South Bend is set to look like the scene of a Hollywood Movie Premier Friday night.

Our photographer went up on the roof of the old Studebaker Administration building on Main street Thursday night.  That's where lighting crews were setting up for Friday's big event.

December 20th will mark the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Studebaker plant.  But instead of a sad event it will be a celebration of South Bend's past and a resurgence of its innovative roots.  "You're going to see 16 of these on the various roof tops and buildings around the downtown area here, plus on the original Studebaker Building over here.  There's a four headed light that will be going around the center piece of it all," said lighting expert Ron Peters.

The Studebaker Museum is marking the event by offering free admission Friday.  A new exhibit will open called "Studebaker: Preserving the Past, Pursuing the Future."

We'll have complete coverage of the celebration on FOX28 News at 10.

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