Big Crowds Expected At Decatur Celebration
DECATUR, Ill. (WICS) —
It's the yearly "Decatur Celebration," where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pour in over the weekend. It's free to get in. Carnival rides, live music, and a kid's block will be going all weekend long, making it a great family event.
Organizers told Newschannel 20 that not only is the Decatur celebration a good time for everyone, it's also great for the local economy.
"Everything from tourism dollars coming in, people who are visiting, and while they're here they stop at a store or buy gas," Producer and Director, Lorie Sturgill, said.
Sturgill also told Newschannel 20 that non-profits selling food and drinks at the fair raised more than $100,000 in past years.
For more information on the Decatur Celebration visit, http://decaturcelebration.com/main/