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Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Steve Hall throws candy to kids during the 65th Annual Decatur Barbecue parade which made its way down Main Street in Decatur Aug. 4. Hall was Grand Marshal for this year's parade.

Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Steve Hall throws candy to kids during the 65th Annual Decatur Barbecue parade which made its way down Main Street in Decatur Aug. 4. Hall was Grand Marshal for this year's parade.

DECATUR -- As the sun rose on another beautiful Northwest Arkansas morning, six runners, ages 13-48, were preparing for the start of the 5K and 10K run which kicked off the 65th Annual Decatur Barbecue at Veterans Park in Decatur. Fifty-seven minutes later, Daniel Becker, Ty Hoffins and Gretchen Brewer crossed the finish line at Edmiston Park together for a three-way tie in the 10K race. Earlier, Chase Mills crossed the finish line for first place in the 5K, with a time of 22:43. Brent Hopkins, a Decatur firefighter, finished second at 24:43. At 13, the youngest competitor in the 5K, Calybe Sutherland finished at 27:36 to win the 18 and under 5K race....


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