Staying Active in Decatur

You don’t have to put on your fitness clothes and walking shoes to add to your physical activity during the holidays in Decatur. There are two events happening this week in Decatur that you can walk to and get some of those recommended 10,000 steps a day.

Terrific Thursdays in Decatur is a fun way to get your steps in while having fun, supporting local businesses and getting some shopping done. Plus you might even run into Santa and his elves! Park on one end of the city and walk to various businesses. You might even want to target one area each week. For information on Terrific Thursdays and participating stores and restaurants, click here.

The Annual Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes is this weekend. The tour features seven homes and three places of interest, all located in Winnona Park and the Glenwood Estates neighborhoods. You can park once and walk to the homes in the neighborhood, take a shuttle to the next neighborhood, or walk or ride your bike. For information and tickets, click here.

Attend the Annual Tour of Homes and Decatur Non-profits Benefit

111 Glendale Avenue, Featured on This Year's Tour

29th Annual Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes
  “Winnona Park and Glenwood Estates”
December 2 & 3, 2011- 5:30 until 9:30PM
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

 The 29th annual Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes features homes in the Winnona Park and Glenwood Estates neighborhoods, and benefits local non-profits that benefit the Decatur community including the Decatur Education Foundation, the Decatur Youth Fund, the DeKalb History Center, and the Oakhurst Community Garden Project. In addition to seven beautiful homes, guests on the Tour will also enjoy seeing points of interest that include the historic chapel at Decatur First United Methodist, the chapel at Agnes Scott, and the brand new 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue.

Tickets are available at The Seventeen Steps, Bicycle South, Intown Ace Hardware, and the Oakhurst Market. For more information and to purchase tickets online, click here.

Tour of Homes Proceeds Presented to Decatur Youth Fund and the Decatur Preservation Alliance

Mayor Pro Tem Jim Baskett presented checks for $4500 each  to the Decatur Youth Fund and the Decatur Preservation Alliance at last night’s City Commission meeting. The  money is from proceeds of the annual Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes held last December. Susan Cobleigh accepted the check for the DPA and Greg White and Cheryl Burnette accepted the money for the Decatur Youth Fund.

Thanks to the families who opened up their homes for the Tour of Homes and all the volunteers who make the event possible.