Cummins celebration to takeover downtown Saturday

Downtown Columbus will be the site for a huge party Saturday being held for Cummins employees, retirees and their families in recognition of the company’s 100th anniversary.

Company officials say that there will be music, food, kids activities and company displays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, as the company takes over Mill Race Park, and closes downtown from the park to Jackson Street. More than 13,000 people are expected in downtown for the event.

Julie Del Genio, director of corporate responsibility for North America says there will be displays of Cummins products, including the newest innovations

Del Genio says there will be music at several stages during the event, including a focus on employee talent.

Del Genio adds that some downtown streets will be closed Saturday.

Shuttle buses will be taking visitors from satellite parking locations including the lots at the CEP, Cummins Tech Center and Cummins Fuel Systems. Attendees will be dropped off at the Columbus Area Visitors Center or Mill Race Park.