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.  

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. 

PHOTOS: Students at John’s Hill Paint Downtown Window Mural

PHOTOS: Students at John’s Hill Paint Downtown Window Mural

October 21st, 2019- DPS Johns Hill’s Art Club volunteered on Merchant St to create a window mural in our community this weekend. Students were able to show off their artistic talent with a spooky Halloween inspired mural. The Mural is located in the window of Del’s Popcorn Shop. A special thanks to the Decatur Area Arts Council, Illinois Arts Council, Gallery 510/Illinois Art Gallery for grants to support this project. Check out the full photo gallery of the new window mural now.