Hometown Legend

Glitz and glamour lined Decatur’s North Main Street Saturday night in front of the Lincoln Square Theater.

Complete with formal gowns, a red carpet and velvet ropes, the community came out to view the Midwest premiere of “Fields of Gold: The Rags-to-Riches Story of A.E. Staley.”

The two-hour documentary traces the life of Staley from his beginnings in North Carolina more than a hundred years ago to Decatur and the home base for A.E. Staley Mfg. Co.

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