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Decaturish needs your help

Thousands of people poured into the Decatur Square to sample hundreds of wines, ciders and non-alcoholic spirits during the Decatur Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. Photo by Dean Hesse.

The Decaturish Fall Fundraiser is ongoing, and we’ve raised $11,000 so far, or 44% of our fundraising goal. We hope to raise $25,000 by Dec. 20.

Stepping away from the day-to-day of what we do so we can make these kinds of fundraising appeals is a challenge for us. Our team really loves doing the work: getting after breaking news stories, breaking down complex issues for our readers, and holding public officials accountable. We often forget that while readers appreciate the coverage, they might not appreciate that there’s a cost to what we do. We’d do it for free if we could, but we can’t.

But with your help, we’re able to continue doing the work, because we love it and because you appreciate it.

Here’s how you can help. Visit our fundraising page and make a contribution. Anything is appreciated. If you could also leave a message about why you’re supporting us, it would be greatly appreciated.

Here’s what some of the people who have contributed to the fundraiser have had to say about why they’re supporting Decaturish this year.

“Love all the work you do and read your news daily!” — Stephanie

“Great work covering our local Decatur community and adjacent locales.” — Brian

“Thank you for all you do!” — Lorelei

“Thank you for keeping ALL of Central DeKalb informed.” — Jim

“Your work is invaluable to our community. You’re my first stop for voter info!” — Brook

“Appreciate the much needed independent local coverage.” — Eric

“I am so grateful for your coverage of the upcoming Dekalb elections!” — Elizabeth

“Decaturish provides highly valuable news of local events. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to be informed about what is happening in our community.” — Richard

Thanks, again, to those of you who have helped us this year. And thank you in advance to the people who will help us reach our goal this year. To contribute, click here.

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