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South Bend celebrates birthday and announces plans for next year's celebration

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South Bend celebrated their 149th birthday on Thursday South Bend celebrated their 149th birthday on Thursday
The city of South Bend celebrated it's 149th birthday on Thursday. During the celebration for this year's event, city officials announced plans for next's year's 150th birthday celebration.

South Bend Deputy Mayor Mark Neal and Executive Director of Downtown South Bend Aaron Perri announced the South Bend 150 celebration. It will be a yearlong commemoration starting on January 1, 2015. The idea is to celebrate the history of city while also embracing where South Bend is heading.

Perri says the way the city handled the power outage situation in downtown South Bend has him feeling optimistic for the next birthday. "Its kind of neat to think about how the community pulled together,” Perri said. “Now the community is coming together to plan this huge birthday celebration."

Perri also revealed the logo for the South Bend 150 celebration. The logo shows a river running through it the numbers to represent the St. Joseph River. It also resembles a ribbon to acknowledge the first name of the city, “ribbon town.”

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