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First basketball game held at new Ebster gym

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First basketball game held at new Ebster gym

Two girls' teams - Team Bivens and Team Goodlow - square off in the first game held at the Ebster Recreation Center on Feb. 11, 2015. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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The Ebster Recreation Center opened on West Trinity this year as part of the city’s Beacon Municipal Center.

The Beacon Center houses the city’s police department, municipal court and the City Schools of Decatur central offices.

The Ebster Recreation Center includes a new full-sized gym. The city held its first youth basketball game on the new court on Feb. 11, officiated by Mayor Jim Baskett, Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham and former Mayor Elizabeth Wilson.

Baskett took the honorary first shot and, let the record reflect, that he hit it on his first try.

Decatur Active Living Director Greg White said it was a “historical event in Decatur’s great history.”

Taylor Arnold, one of the players, scored the first goal during a game held at the center.

The floor of the new gym at the Ebster Recreation Center. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The floor of the new gym at the Ebster Recreation Center. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Mayor Jim Baskett shakes the hand of a member of a youth basketball team at the Ebster Recreation Center. Photo dy Dan Whisenhunt

Mayor Jim Baskett shakes the hand of a member of a youth basketball team at the Ebster Recreation Center. Photo dy Dan Whisenhunt

Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham, left, and former Decatur Mayor Elizabeth Wilson, right, shake hands with girls on a youth basketball team at the Ebster Recreation Center. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Mayor Pro Tem Kecia Cunningham, left, and former Decatur Mayor Elizabeth Wilson, right, shake hands with girls on a youth basketball team at the Ebster Recreation Center. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Two girls' teams - Team Bivens and Team Goodlow - square off in the first game held at the Ebster Recreation Center on Feb. 11, 2015. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Two girls’ teams – Team Bivens and Team Goodlow – square off in the first game held at the Ebster Recreation Center on Feb. 11, 2015. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

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