Decatur Native Shares Decatur History

Decatur Active Living has moved to the Beacon Center located behind the Decatur Police Department.  On yesterday we had a special guest to visit our office. Bill Harris, a Decatur native attended shcool at the Beacon Center when the school served the African American population.  He asked could he see the tree that he planted in the seventh grade and walked to the courtyard.  Mr. Harris pointed out the tree he planted as a child and shared many elementary school memories .  He reflected on the school that had no air conditioning  and remembered playing in the band.  Pictured below is Mr. Harris and the pine tree he remembered pulling out of a bucket.  Bill’s teacher stated that the tree will grow just as you will grow.

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