Praise service opens Kekionga Fest

     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.