Ohio city to honor Jeep’s 75th anniversary in summer fest

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio city is honoring the 75th anniversary of the Jeep brand this summer.

Organizers of the Toledo Jeep Fest tell The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/1Uce1YJ ) the first-ever event slated for Aug. 13 in downtown Toledo is expected to draw several thousand people and hundreds of Jeep vehicles to the city.

The free festival will include a parade, history displays and other events honoring the Jeep’s contributions to the city. An all-Jeep car show is planned at the city’s downtown convention center.

City officials have agreed to close off some streets for the event. Event leaders say the fest has secured its first major sponsorship from Mercy Health.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles builds the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee at its Toledo assembly plant. The facility employs about 6,000 people.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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