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Legacy Decatur is now in the FINAL week of fundraising efforts for the city’s emergency small business loan program. Give at Legacy Decatur while there’s still time!

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Are you a rising 9th through 12th grade student living in the City of Decatur? Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Decatur Youth Council (DYC). The council is a city-sponsored, community-based leadership program for high school students who live within the city limits of Decatur and attend public, private and home-based schools. Members of the DYC can develop into young leaders through structured monthly educational programs and team-building activities. If you like to serve on the Decatur Youth Council, complete the application of interest form by Tuesday, June 30. The application is available at decaturga.com/dyc. For more information, contact staff liaison Meredith Roark at Meredith.Roark@decaturga.com.

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As we prepare to observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 this is a friendly neighborhood reminder of the holiday scheduling for City of Decatur Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Regular services for Monday will be on Tuesday, May 26 and regular services for Tuesday will be on Wednesday, May 27 following the holiday.

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As applications for Decatur’s Emergency Small Business Loan Program have exceeded the $500,000 in funding provided by the city and its Development Authorities, ongoing resident donations are well on their way to making up the difference. And while the application period has ended, donations will continue through the end of the month.

Currently, donations have totaled just over $30,000 in the past two weeks, more than half way towards a goal of $50,000. With the continued donations, we’ll provide additional loans that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. And there’s still time to give! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made through non-profit Legacy Decatur’s Decatur United fund at www.legacydecatur.org.

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The Decatur City Commission encourages the community to complete the 2020 Census. As of Saturday, May 16, the Decatur response rate was 68.7%. Help us reach our goal of a 90% response rate.

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The Legacy Park trails in the green space at 500 S. Columbia Drive will be closed for maintenance on Wednesday, May 20. Thank you for your patience as we make the trails safer for users!

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A message from Georgia Department of Health

Effective immediately, testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. There are more than 65 specimen point of collection sites (SPOC) throughout the state, with an additional 30 mobile SPOCs – locations and hours vary daily.

Individuals wanting to be tested can contact any Georgia public health department to schedule an appointment at a SPOC location convenient to them. Contact information for local health departments can be found on the DPH homepage at https://dph.georgia.gov/.

For more information about COVID-19 visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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Focus Call for Class of 2020 SquareAcknowledge and celebrate your graduate in the Decatur Focus. Send a photo and a message (up to 50 words) to decaturfocus@decaturga.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 to be included in the June Focus.

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The City of Decatur, the Decatur Development Authorities (DDA), and Legacy Decatur have announced the creation of a small business loan program in response to the financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $500,000 is being made available as part of this initiative, with $400,000 coming from the City of Decatur and $100,000 pledged by the DDA, with additional charitable contributions through efforts of Legacy Decatur, a 501(c)(3).

To contribute towards the fund, click here. Donate $100 or more and Legacy Decatur will place a yard sign at your address.

If you are a small business owner in the City of Decatur and wish to apply for the loan, visit the Resources for Decatur Businesses website. The application is thru an online portal that will be available 8am on May 5 thru 5pm on May 15, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact Angela Threadgill, Executive Director of the Decatur Development Authorities at angela.threadgill@decaturga.com.

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Happening In Decatur 1

-Chabad of Decatur, in partnership with local establishments, will distribute masks free of charge this Thursday, May 7 from 11 a.m. until supplies run out. This event is drive-thru only and will be held at 315 W Ponce de Leon (east parking lot). Visit Chabad Decatur on Facebook for updates and more information.

-Don’t miss the upcoming Oakhurst Virtual Porchfest Concerts for an opportunity to support the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Beth & Sy is performing this Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. and Banjii will be performing this Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. All concerts are streaming on Facebook, head to the Oakhurst Jazz Nights page for more info and upcoming concerts.

-The Decatur Lantern Parade-in-Place is this weekend beginning Friday, May 8 at 9 p.m. through Sunday, May 10. Parade-in-place with your lantern creations on your porch, in your yard, on your balcony, or in your windows. Need a little help getting ready? Lantern kits are available at Kelly’s Market. Visit decaturartsalliance.org for more info.

-Core Dance has transformed their studio windows into projection screens! Enjoy clips from their most recent work on an evening stroll.

-Staff from Agnes Scott College recently reached out directly to essential personnel and first responders to say, “Thank you,” and to leave a sign of gratitude behind. Agnes Scott has placed additional signs at its green space at the intersection of E. College Ave. and S. McDonough. These signs are free and available for members of the community to pick up to show their support. Be sure to walk or drive by, grab your sign and show your support for our essential personnel, first responders, teachers and parents!

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