Mowry family travels from Ohio

Andy Mowry of Columbus, Ohio, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991.

"That was my first introduction to the race," he said.

"We came back for the Bix," said his wife, Sally Mowry, a Bettendorf native. "It is not every year, though. It has been at least 14 years. It has grown."

Sally Mowry said she still has a brother who lives here.

Daughters Emily and Allison Mowry came with them. Allison, who attends Ohio University, said they were having a great time along Kirkwood and near where a band was playing music.

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"We heard it was a good party," Allison Mowry said.

— Doug Schorpp