(PHOTOS) – Marshmallows roasting in Decatur Square

Posted by Decaturish.com December 17, 2015

By Jonathan Phillips, contributor

Decatur Square was ablaze on Thursday night as close to 750 people came out for the city’s annual marshmallow roast. People gathered around the large bonfire, sticks in hand, ready to enjoy the evening of food, fire, fun and music. They sang Christmas at the gazebo to put people in a wintery kind of mood.

The large bonfire starts to burn at the start of the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The large bonfire starts to burn at the start of the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Shirley Baylis dumps bags of marshmallows into a pan before the start of the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Shirley Baylis dumps bags of marshmallows into a pan before the start of the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dejah Morgan (left) and Abigail Morales-Vicaino play on the statue in Decatur Square before the start of the annual marshmallow roast on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dejah Morgan (left) and Abigail Morales-Vicaino play on the statue in Decatur Square before the start of the annual marshmallow roast on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sydney Rogers (left) eats his marshmallow off of a stick during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Sydney Rogers (left) eats his marshmallow off of a stick during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Amelia Russell (center) sings Christmas carols during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Amelia Russell (center) sings Christmas carols during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Diana Orozco (right) plays the keyboard as children sing Christmas carols during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Diana Orozco (right) plays the keyboard as children sing Christmas carols during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Around 750 people roast marshmallows on Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Around 750 people roast marshmallows on Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Cain Bergeron plays the flute during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Cain Bergeron plays the flute during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Addison Martinelli (left) holds onto her father Michael as he sing Christmas carols next to his son Aiden during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Addison Martinelli (left) holds onto her father Michael as he sings Christmas carols next to his son Aiden during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Simone Brooks (center) places marshmallows on sticks during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Simone Brooks (center) places marshmallows on sticks during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

People hold onto their sticks during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

People hold onto their sticks during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Genevieve Uhlenbrock (left) holds onto her stick during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Genevieve Uhlenbrock (left) holds onto her stick during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lynne Gilespie (right) helps her son Quinn hold onto his stick during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Lynne Gilespie (right) helps her son Quinn hold onto his stick during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Emilia Sawyer licks marshmallow off of her lips as her father Alex leans over her during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Emilia Sawyer licks marshmallow off of her lips as her father Alex leans over her during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Zaylen McCoy (left), Marlon Sanchez and Lisa Beasley hold onto their sticks during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Zaylen McCoy (left), Marlon Sanchez and Lisa Beasley hold onto their sticks during the annual marshmallow roast at Decatur Square on Thursday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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