Memories Made

DECATUR — It might just be the biggest birthday party of the year.

A century after Lake Decatur was founded, hundreds of area residents on Saturday afternoon flocked to its waterfront for Centennial Lake Fest. The once-in-a-lifetime event honored Lake Decatur’s impact on the community with live music, food and art vendors, fishing competitions, and a whole lot of memory making.

“I mean, I could not tell you (how much this means),” Stephanie Endsley, Lake Fest event coordinator, told the Herald & Review as the event began. “Watching these children fishing is so incredibly moving to me, because that was the whole plan. The plan was to build something that would give people a memory, and I’m choked up looking around watching the memories that are being made.

“And if nothing else happens besides these two kids fishing this whole weekend, we’ve won.”

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