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June 30th, 2019
Rev Up Your Engines for Summer in the City
Summer in the City is pleased to welcome Modified Lawn Tractor Association racing to this year's festival, which opens Friday, July 19.
In the spirit of the festival's bed-racing days from the late-1980s, the owners of 10 to 12 lawn tractors will transform the parking lot of the James E. Snow Professional Building into a race track for Saturday's competition. Vickie Phillipson, Chamber of Commerce program director, said Ron Galbreath of Dowagiac Union Schools, who is a member of the South Bend organization, is heading up Saturday's new event that runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
Dentist Matthew Cripe is among the proud Dowagiac graduates who returned to their hometown, following college graduation, to open their practice here. This summer his career marks 29 years, as he now serves the two communities of Dowagiac and Niles.
“Right out of school, I bought Dr. Neff’s practice,” Dr. Cripe said. There, they worked side by side for three years. Then, after 59 years in business, Dr. Neff retired in August 1993.
As Dr. Cripe looks back on those early years, he fondly recalls it was Dr. Neff and his father, who recommended he join the Chamber, which he did his very first day. In 1995 and 1996, Dr. Cripe went on to serve as president of the organization.
As the 29th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show approaches, volunteers will stuff 210 swag bags with goodies for registered car owners of the Aug. 17 event.
"This is a perfect opportunity for Chamber-member businesses to reach new customers," said Kris Soenen, Chamber treasurer and chairman of Rod & Roll. "We will get people to town. Now, you get them into your business."