Three days before Four Winds South Bend opened, citizens and their families filled the rotunda, floor, and dining areas for a grand entry, live entertainment, and complementary lunch and dinner.
Chairman John Warren and Four Winds Casino CEO Frank Freedman spoke to begin the day, then the veterans walked the flags and eagle staffs around the rotunda as Ribbon Town drummed. After posting them, the community followed the veterans outside where they hung the American, POW, Pokagon Band, Indiana, and Michigan flags.
Back inside, characters like Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen, a Transformer, and superheroes were ready to pose for photos with citizens. Face painters, balloon artists, and magicians lined the casino, transforming kids’ faces, handing out balloon animals, and wowing kids with disappearing tricks.
Citizens and their families were able to taste appetizers at the new Kankakee Grille and Copper Rock Steakhouse and full meals at the Buffet, Timbers, and Players Lounge.
The Casino is now open to the public.