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Prairie Avenue Beautification Project Completed At Four Winds South Bend

July 16th, 2018

To view high-resolution images from the flag-raising ceremony near Four Winds Casino South Bend, click here.

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,

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. 

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its approximately 5,000 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its
main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013. More information is available at

About Four Winds Casinos
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford®, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., Four Winds Dowagiac®, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., and Four Winds South Bend, located at 3000 Prairie Road in South Bend, Ind., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers nearly 125,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,500 slot machines, 50 table games, five restaurants, entertainment bars, retail venues, a pool, and a 415-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford features more than 500 slot machines, eight table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 400 slot machines, seven table games and one restaurant. Four Winds South Bend has over 56,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,800 games, four restaurants, three bars, a players lounge, a coffee shop, and a retail outlet. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at

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Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, 574- 257-4332,
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, 574-257-4332,

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