The Decatur City Schools Foundation’s annual Dream Big luncheon will be Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront.

Tickets are $50 and must be reserved by Aug. 20.

Johan Khalilian, who grew up in an area of Chicago known for gang violence and crime, will be the guest speaker.

Stevi Price, foundation executive director, said Khalilian will share his story about how his “dreams, choices and determination transformed a poverty stricken child into a national speaker.”

Tickets to the event may be purchased by email at or by calling 256-616-1734.

— or 256-340-2469. Twitter @DD_Deangelo.
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