Decatur skater event gets quick approval

By Bob Buckel | Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Gavel-to-gavel, Monday night’s Decatur City Council meeting took just over five minutes.

Aside from the pledge, a moment of silence and approval of minutes and bills, the only matter on the agenda was a request from P.J. Reicheneker to allow Shredderz Skate Shop to use the skateboard park at Harmon Park on May 24 for a skateboard competition.

The sixth annual Shred Fest holds registration from 3-4 p.m. and the contest opens at 4:30. There is a $10 entry fee, and the contest is open to all ages.

Reicheneker said last year it was rainy during the signup period, but cleared off in time for the competition. Thirty-something signed up to compete and more than 100 showed up to watch. The event includes team demonstrations, product tosses and a “best trick” contest.

Contestants sign a waiver releasing the city from liability in the event of an accident.

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