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Folks Lined Up and Ready to "Hunt"

Saturday’s Mad Dash, uh… I mean the Easter Egg Hunt on the Square, brought in record crowds. Everyone seemed to have a great time collecting easter candy and having photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Attendees also enjoyed climbing on the mini-fire engine and turning on the siren. Thanks to the Decatur Business Association and co-chiars Ron & Kathleen Everett for making this event a success. If you happened to miss it, check out this short film:

DBA President Scott Drake Hands Out Bunny Ears

DeKalb Ambassadors Putting Out Candy

The Firefighters Brought the Bunny

Dad Putting Bunny Ears on Son

Beth Ann Clanin and New Baby's First Easter

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The community is invited to join the Decatur City Commission for the annual State of the City Address delivered by Mayor Floyd and the State of the Schools Address delivered by Decatur Board of Education chair Valarie Wilson on Tuesday, January 26th at the monthly meeting of the Decatur Business Association. The reception begins at 5:15 pm and the program begins at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the new Decatur High School Auditorium in downtown Decatur.

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The Concerts on the Square committee will be selecting bands for the 2010 Concerts on the Square and the Blue Sky Concerts the first week of February. Bands can apply by going to the Decatur Business Association website and filling out the Concert Series Application. A CD or a website where the band’s music can be heard is required. The committee is looking for “fun”, upbeat bands for Saturday night that the crowds will enjoy dancing to. Blue Sky Concerts are a little more laid back, and a great opportunity for smaller bands and singer/song writers to have their music heard. Questions? Call 678-553-6573.

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Santa is looking forward to seeing you!

The annual Breakfast With Santa will be held on Saturday, December 19th at the Decatur Holiday Inn. Santa will arrive on a City of Decatur Fire Truck at 8  am and the buffet breakfast will be served until 10 am. Entertainment will be provided by Decatur School of Ballet. Tickets are sold online or at Decatur CD and are $12 for adults, $7 for children. The ticket price includes a photo with Santa. The event is sponsored by the Decatur Business Association.

For more information and tickets click here.

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dgt_logo09_smThe Decatur Garden Tour will be held this weekend. View an eclectic mix of Gardens as well as a special evening Tour on Saturday night. Tickets are still available. Click here for more details, a list of the Gardens, and times.

 

 

Beacon Hill Studios is having an Open House and a fundraiser for the Decatur High School Cultural Arts Program on Friday and Saturday. $5 donation suggested. Click here for times and more information.

The City of Decatur celebrates the 2nd Annual Family Health and Fitmess Day on Saturday, September 26 from noon until 4 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center. Visit the Expo and learn about the importance of fitness and exercise in your life. Free.

 

GeoffAchison_smallSaturday’s Concert on the Square features Australian Based singer Geoff Achison. The Concert runs from 7 until 9:30 pm. Stop by one of our many restaurants before the Concert or order your meal to go to enjoy on the lawn of the Old Courthouse Square. Free.

 

 

garden of eatinThe Decatur Cooperative Ministry presents the 14th Annual Garden of Eatin’ on Saturday from 4 until 7 pm at the Holiday Inn Conference Center.  Taste food from over 20 local reataurants. Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds from the event benefit the DCM. For information click here.

 

 

Have a GREAT weekend in Decatur!

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Calling all Music Fans! You have three opportunities to hear free music in Decatur this week.

On Wednesday, the Decatur Business Association continues the Blue Sky Concerts, sponsored by SunTrust Bank. This week’s concert  features Ernie Quarles and Shaun Anderson, playing R&B. They have played the Decatur Wine Festival for the past few years, and I promise you will enjoy them. So pack a picnic and join us at noon on Wednesday.

 

Ernie Quarles & Shaun Anderson

Ernie Quarles & Shaun Anderson

 

joe_gransdenJazz Nights in Oakhurst continue on Thursday on the lawn of the Solarium. The music begins at 7 pm and features Joel Granson.

 

 

Saturday night brings another Concert on the Square, sponsored by Wachovia Bank. Join us on the Square to hear Soulhound, which plays…..you guessed it…..Soul!  Bring a picninc or order dinner to go from one of the many restaurants in Decatur.

Soulhound Plays the Concert on the Square on Saturday at 7 pm

Soulhound Plays the Concert on the Square on Saturday at 7 pm

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jdThe Decatur Business Association’s Blue Sky Concerts September series begins tomorrow with former Decaturite Jennifer Daniels.  Pack apicnic lunch or visit one of our many restaurants to get a “lunch to go”.

Thanks to SunTrust Bank, who sponsors the Blue Sky Concert series and to Kaiser Permanente and Little Shop of Stories, co-sponsors of this week’s Concert.

For a full schedule of the performers at this month’s Blue Sky Concerts and Concerts on the Square, visit www.decaturdba.com.

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Barry at Home With His Guitar

Barry at Home With His Guitar

“In 1972, a group of talented musicians came together to form the Southern Rock Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section. During the next 35 years the band would earn gold and platinum records, as well as a place in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.” 

One of the original members of that band is Decatur’s own Barry Bailey!  Barry began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and while attending Decatur High School, joined a small garage band. The rest is history.

Barry will be returning to Decatur on Friday, June 19, for the annual Decatur Beach Party. Mayor Bill Floyd will be presenting Mr. Bailey a key to the City as well as reading a proclamation declaring June 19, 2009 as “Barry Bailey Day”. The presentation will be made at the Main Stage on the MARTA Plaza at 7:45pm, before the band begins to play.

For more information or to buy tickets for Beach Party, visit www.decaturdba.com. Tickets are $6.50 in advance, $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free, limit two with each paying adult.

See you on Decatur Beach!

 

 

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Barry enjoying his home outside of Athens GA

Barry enjoying his home outside of Athens GA

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group-shot-1David Fisher, Facilities Management Director for DeKalb County, was awarded the Thomas O. Davis Award at last night’s Decatur Business Association meeting.

The DBA presents the Thomas O. Davis Public Servant Award every year to a Decatur public servant who exemplifies the finest qualities of citizenship. This award was established in 2001 in memory of Thomas O. Davis, Decatur’s city attorney from 1968 until his death in 2000.

The DBA meeting was held at Eddie’s Attic. Mr. Fisher, after receiving the award, joked that he has always wanted to play on stage at Eddie’s, and he walked behind the piano and played a few bars. “Now I can tell my friends I have played at Eddie’s!” he remarked.

DBA Members at Eddie's Attic

DBA Members at Eddie's Attic

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Decatur Business Association meeting to hear the State of the City address last night. What a great turnout! For those of you who were unable to make it, Decatur eLife will be posting a video of the event within the next few days.

Before delivering the address, Mayor Floyd presented service awards to City of Decatur employees that have worked for the City for 15, 20, 25 and 35 years. The employees each received a service pin (pictured). Below is the list of this year’s recipients. 

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35 Years of Service:
Jerry Malone – Fire
Larry Pettit – Fire

25 Years of Service:
Karen DesIslets – Accounting
Lyn Menne – Comm. & Econ. Dev.
Peggy Merriss – City Manager

20 Years of Service:
Faye Brantley – Courts
Ella Porter – Police
Edward Grant – Fire
Linda Harris – Comm. & Econ. Dev.
Roosevelet Strong – Fire
James Haney – Fire
James Meyers – Fire

15 Years of Service:
Michael Gerald – Public Works
Helen Marston – Police
Chet Walker – Fire
Gregory White – Active Living

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