SB150: Getting ready for the big weekend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - “Outside of a Notre Dame home football weekend this will probably be one of the largest events to ever take place in South Bend,” SB150 Chair Aaron Perri said with a smile.

South Bend's 150 th  birthday bash is now just days away.

The SB150 committee, along with hundreds of volunteers, is working hard to pull off this major event.

Everyone is excited to give residents and visitors a taste of South Bend, with a weekend full of music, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities.

“People are really talking about the zip line as an exciting point. People are excited about the river lights. You know we're turning the Howard Park Ice Skate Rink into a go kart track. So I think people are going to experience South Bend in way they haven't any time before this,” Perri explained.

Thursday afternoon, a small group within the SB150 committee met to discuss the opening ceremony next Friday evening.

“The river lights being installed as we speak. The sculptures being tested over night,” Perri added.

The team is also discussing a much anticipated performance by South Bend's Community Choir, complete two musical selections.

“The first one is called the City on the Hill. That I wrote for the inauguration of President Clinton in 1993. And we changed the words to the City on the River,” said IUSB School of Arts Dean Marvin Curtis.

The SB150 committee is excited.

The team said there is still much more to do but is thankful for all the support they've received.

“It's fair to say there are thousands of people that have helped make this possible,” said Perri.

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