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DECATUR, Ga. -- The 11Alive News Today morning team stayed inside the Perimeter for this week's "This is Home" morning show, broadcasting live from beautiful downtown Decatur.

PHOTOS | 11Alive visits Decatur

Kids, adults and one giant lizard braved the July humidity to spend part of their morning on the Decatur Square with Karyn Greer, Ted Hall and Elle Duncan.

The talented young women from Druid Hills Dance Center and Barefoot n Motion showed off their moves for the crowd.
VIDEO | Druid Hill Dance Center
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Barefoot n Motion

Tumblers from Atlanta Gymnastics Center also flipped around on the Square.
VIDEO | Atlanta Gymnastics Center

Local band Clap for Daylight performed live, and the cast of OnStage Atlanta's production of Young Frankenstein gave a little preview of their show.

Current "America's Got Talent" contestant and self-proclaimed awkward comedian Taylor Williamson also stopped by to crack up the crowd.
WATCH | Taylor Williamson

Finally, a Decatur show would not be complete without a visit from BookZilla, mascot of the AJC Decatur Book Festival.
VIDEO | BookZilla can't wait for the DBF

Decatur is home to a number of unique, artsy ventures like Homegrown Decatur, the Atlanta area's only exclusively local, cooperative-style artists' market.

A brand new brewery, Three Taverns, just opened in Decatur and made its very first delivery during the show.
WATCH | 3 Taverns Brewery

Its Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby will return this fall.

The city is home to a wildly popular ghost tour that draws thrill-seekers all year long.
RELATED | Ghost tour highlights local haunting

It is also known for its wide variety of restaurants. Which Decatur eatery is your favorite? Cast your vote!

Special thanks to Revolution Doughnuts and Dancing Goats Coffee for feeding the crowd and crew during the show!

Friday was 11Alive's second visit to Decatur. Check out some of the highlights from last year's show.

Decatur is the 12th stop on the This is Home summer tour. Past shows include McDonough, Cumming, Duluth, Powder Springs, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Downtown Atlanta, Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

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