PHOTOS: 2019 Decatur Christmas Parade

December 9th, 2019 – Check out the photos from the 2019 Decatur Christmas Parade.

PODCAST & PHOTOS: Giving Tuesday

PODCAST & PHOTOS: Giving Tuesday

December 4th, 2019- In celebration of Giving Tuesday, First United Methodist Church opened its doors to 30 different organizations serving as one general location for all organizations to interact with the community and inform them of their services, in hopes of creating a massive wave of generosity throughout Decatur. 

The 2nd Annual Fallen Heroes Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 2nd Annual Fallen Heroes Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 22nd, 2019- The Decatur Civic Center is partnering with America’s Gold Star Families and the Sgt. Anthony Maddox Memorial to host the 2nd Annual Fallen Heroes Tree Lighting Ceremony this morning at 11am. The ceremony honored all who risked their lives fighting for our Country by hanging handcrafted ornaments on the tree that represent each of our fallen soldiers. The tree is one of three in the central Illinois Area. For more information on the importance of The Tree of Honor visit www.americasgoldstarfamilies.org.  

PHOTOS: Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Basket Packing

PHOTOS: Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Basket Packing

November 16th, 2019 – Over 300 volunteer packed the old Sears building at the Hickory Point Mall to help pack boxes for the Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project. Volunteers helped pack the boxes with canned vegetables and non-perishable items in preparing for the baskets to be delivered the week of Thanksgiving. Decatur resident Nick Walsh brought his family out to volunteer to give back to the community and show his kids the importance of community service.

There will be another volunteer event next Saturday from 9-10am and next Sunday from 3-5pm. You can also help financially by going to feed5for25.com to help cover the cost of the hams that will go into each of the boxes.

 

PODCAST & PHOTOS: Ameren National Energy Awareness Month

PODCAST & PHOTOS: Ameren National Energy Awareness Month

October 30th, 2019- Ameren Illinois visited the French STEM Academy to talk to students about National Energy Awareness Month. Students were able to spend time with Ameren employees as they learned about energy conservation as well as electric/natural gas safety. Students were also able to take part in an interactive STEM project where they had to build clocks powered by energy from a pumpkin.