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For Immediate Release <br /> Monday, April 16, 2007 <br /> Contact: Mikki Dobski, Dir. of Communications & Spec. Projects,574- 235-58551876- 1564 <br /> DavidHay, Executive Director, Lincoln Highway Association, (574) 233-0393 <br /> Officials to dedicate new Lincoln Highway Association National Office <br /> SOUTH BEND -- The Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) has opened a National Office in <br /> South Bend. An Open House commemorating the new office, located at the Remedy <br /> Building, 402 W. Washington St. will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2007, from 1:00 to 4:00 <br /> P.M. The Remedy Building, owned by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana was <br /> originally located on the Lincoln Highway at 1913 Lincolnway West. <br /> At 1:30 PM, Mayor Stephen J. Luecke and LHA President Bob Lichty will dedicate a replica <br /> of a Lincoln Highway route marker, reflecting the LHA's new presence in South Bend. Also <br /> speaking will be officials from Historic Landmarks Foundation and the LHA Indiana chapter, <br /> as well as highway historian Brian Butko, author of Greetings From The Lincoln Highway. <br /> The public is invited to the events. Light refreshments will be served, and several Studebaker <br /> vehicles will be on display, courtesy of the Studebaker National Museum and local owners. <br /> Images and artifacts about the Lincoln Highway will also be on display by private collectors. <br /> Organized in 1992, the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) has chapters in all states where <br /> the Lincoln Highway exists. The Lincoln Highway was launched in 1913 and was America's <br /> first coast-to-coast paved highway, linking New York City and San Francisco. The Lincoln <br /> Highway is over 3,000 miles in length, including the original 1913 route through South Bend. <br /> To staff its new office, the Association recently hired David L. Hay of LaPorte, Indiana, as <br /> its first Executive Director. Hay earned graduate degrees in business and history, and has <br /> worked in fund development and management in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. <br /> Hay will conduct fundraising activities, strategic planning, and projects of national focus. <br /> "I am excited to be working for this great organization", Hay notes. "It's rare to find the <br /> opportunity to combine one's skills and passions, and it's my good fortune be able to do <br /> that here." He adds, "Highways embody our love of cars and the freedom to go where <br /> we want, and the Lincoln Highway continues to be a place where you can do just that." <br /> The LHA National Office complements its existing tourist information site in Franklin <br /> Grove, Illinois, which will continue to assist travelers. Located in the historic H.I. Lincoln <br /> Building, the facility is managed by Lynn Asp, who may be reached at(815) 456-3030. <br /> The Lincoln Highway Association National Office is located at 402 West Washington Street, <br /> South Bend, IN 46601. To contact the office, call (574) 233-0393 or e-mail <br /> Also please visit the Lincoln Highway Association website at <br />