20 veterans assisted in the cleanup project
Published July 17, 2018
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos® are pleased to announce the completion of the Prairie Avenue Beautification Project. Pokagon Band Chairman John P. Warren, Four Winds Casinos Chief Operating Officer Frank Freedman and City of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg presided over the official ceremony signifying the project’s completion near the entrance of Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana.
The Prairie Avenue Beautification Project was planned with the City of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the Pokagon Band to enhance the four quadrants of the U.S. 20/31 Bypass Interchange on the western side of the city, making it a gateway for all visitors. As part of the project, four large, cedarwood flagpoles were installed, along with decorative landscape bricks, on/off ramp enhancements, road resurfacing, and new traffic signals.
Over 20 veterans of the United States military, including six from the Pokagon Band, joined to perform a ceremonial flag raising at this morning’s event. A traditional Pokagon drum song was performed during the ceremony.
Veterans rasie flags