57th Annual Decatur BBQ Festival

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Country Eagle, Inc., of Centerton, provided hot-air balloon rides on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Country Eagle, Inc., of Centerton, provided hot-air balloon rides on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The 57th Annual Decatur Barbecue Festival was a success, according to Chamber of Commerce president Royce Johnson and Parks and Recreation Committee Chairman Trip Lapham.

This is the first year the Decatur Barbecue and Bulldog Days were held back-to-back, and while the financial figures won’t be in until next month, the amount of community participation seemed to speak for itself.

On Friday, the day began with the smell of barbecued chicken wafting over the park as the chamber of commerce prepared 1,500 chicken dinners. As the day wore on, the chamber quickly sold out of chicken dinners, as well as hot dogs, and continued to sell hamburgers as fast as they could prepare them, well into the night ...


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