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Letter to the editor: City impressed vicitors

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:01 am

We have good news about our city that we’re excited to share. We recently took part in organizing a multi-day convention that drew people from as far as Great Britain, Canada, Denmark and Japan, to the Grand Wayne Center. Our convention center, the Hilton Hotel and our downtown area made a tremendous impression on these seasoned travelers.

Fort Wayne hosted the 26th annual convention for the Four Freshmen Society celebrating the 65th anniversary of The Four Freshmen vocal group. The gathering is held annually in popular destinations around the nation. Several attendees commented that Fort Wayne ranks among the top and set a standard that will be hard to rival. Our members were thrilled by the warm welcome from Fort Wayne residents and to find such beautiful meeting facilities in a town of our size.

We are so accustomed to our clean streets, friendly neighbors and safe downtown that it’s easy to forget just how special they are. Thanks to you, 450 guests left Fort Wayne with wonderful memories and are telling their friends about a town in the Midwest that exceeded all expectations.

Marlene Lobsiger, Dave Blackwell, co-chairpersons, Four Freshmen Society 2013 Convention