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Friday, August 30, 2013

Memories of FPS 2013

Random photos from the 2013 Farm Progress Show held in Decatur:






Rupert from the TV Reality Program "Survivor"







Governor Quinn honors the family of Emmett Sefton

30 ROWS !







SEE YOU BACK IN DECATUR IN 2015 !


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Old Photos #5



E.J. Muffley, 1983

B.G. Nevitt, Pastor, Glad Tidings Assembly of God



Decatur Belle, 1972



Wabash Station, c. 1945

LINK TO PREVIOUS ALBUM:  "OLD PHOTOS #4"

Decatur Link of the Week

The website we're featuring as this week's "Decatur Link of the Week" is the DECATUR PARK DISTRICT (DPD).




The DPD operates:
  • over 2,000 acres of park land
  • an indoor sports center
  • the Decatur Airport
  • three golf courses (Hickory Point Golf Course, Red Tail Run, Scovill Golf Course)
  • a miniature golf course
  • softball, soccer and tennis complexes
  • bike trails
  • numerous athletic fields
  • a community aquatic center
  • an AZA-accredited zoo
  • an equestrian center
  • a banquet, food & beverage business


In addition, the DPD is heavily involved in the promotion of the arts, sponsoring the Decatur Park Singers, the Greater Decatur Chorale and many dance/drama activities.

Fun (and amazing) fact:  The Decatur Park District’s 2,000+ acres of park space are nearly double the national standard for a community of Decatur’s size.

The staff and directors of the DPD do a fantastic job at keeping all their parks and facilities maintained, making our park system a true gem of the Decatur community and the entire region.



Monday, August 26, 2013

Welcome Farm Progess Show


The Farm Progress Show returns to Decatur's "Progress City" (at Richland Community College) this week !







2013 Show Set-up:





















Prior Years' Farm Progress Show in Decatur:










Signs Lead the Way to the Show: