60th anniversary event planned

MARQUETTE – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company’s gift of the village of Alberta to Michigan Tech University, a car show and a variety of programs covering the history of the Ford Center and how Michigan Tech has used the Ford Center and the surrounding research forest over the past six decades will be presented on from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 9.

The car show, from11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is open to all makes and models and there will be a special category for vehicles from 1954 to 2014.

The tours and programs will include presentations by MTU students and faculty members performing research and management on Ford Center lands, as well as field trips to sites that are used in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science curriculum.

Entrance to the car show and all tours and field trips are free. There will also be a special presentation by Bob Kreipke, Ford Motor Company historian, a pig roast and a dance in the evening.

An application for the car show and a schedule of events can be found at www.fordcenter.mtu.edu.

For more information, call 487-2417.

The Ford Center is located in Alberta, about 8 miles south of L’Anse on U.S. 41.