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Praise service opens Kekionga Fest

August 21, 2014

Gospel music was in the air Wednesday evening outside the Riverside Center as an “Old Fashioned Praise and Worship Service” kicked off this year’s Kekionga Festival. Presented by the Decatur Ministerial Association, the event featured songs performed by the quartet of Larry Carty, Ryan Hirschy, Brian Horn and Jamie Conkling, above, and a message from guest speaker Pastor Kevin Hogg. Photo By J Swygart

     Decatur’s annual Kekionga Festival kicks off in earnest later today, highlighted by the Taste of Decatur event at Riverside Center from 4-8 p.m.
    Taste of Decatur will feature area restaurants serving small portions from their menu, with offerings ranging from 50 cents to $3. The celebration gives attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of the best Decatur restaurants have to offer, from appetizers to entrees, to fast food and desserts.
    Participating restaurants are:
    • 224 Pub & Grill: Serving at “Taste of Decatur:” Slider burgers;
    • BBQ To Go: Serving barbeque ribs and pulled pork sliders, potato salad, coleslaw, canned soft drinks and bottled water.
    • Manley Meats: Serving pork burgers, barbeque ribs, pulled pork, pulled pork nachos, potato salad, brownies and cookies.
    • The Back 40 Junction: Serving smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, cheesy red potatoes and sugar cream pie.
    • The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop:Serving ice cream, mini sundaes, floats, walking tacos, hotdogs w/chili and cheese, soft drinks and bottled water.
    The evening will also feature horse-drawn carriage rides,narrated by Max Miller, from 4-8 p.m.
        6 p.m. — Razz M’ Jazz performance, Riverside Center.
    6:45 p.m. — John Hebein, Riverside Center.

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. — Education Day, Riverside Park and Riverside Center.
    4 p.m. — Encampment open to the public, Riverside Park.
    For the complete schedule, see today's print or online editions.

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