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Donnette Beckett

"Together Decatur" Columnist and Food/Drink Reporter

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“Together Decatur” columnist and food and drink reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

Backstage of the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater during the 2021 Juneteenth celebrations.

The Decatur Show Choir Complex performs at the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater for Juneteenth celebrations Saturday night. With 60 students, the …

Splash Cove, located in Nelson Park, was closed for the weekend after an incident involving a group of minors.

Ada Owens lays a wreath at the Macon County Courthouse in honor of the late Samuel Bush.

Marchers return to Central Park for the Juneteenth festivities.

Sam Owens tries to hold his twin 1-year-old grandchildren Gianna and Geremie Savoy II during the 2021 Decatur Juneteenth festivities.

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“Whenever the federal government takes recognition of something this important is a monumental time in history,” Marv Dampeer said. “This is an opportunity to get a history lesson. You can’t change people’s minds until you help them be aware.”

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