On the record ... with Michael Embrey
DeKALB - Michael Embrey first came to DeKalb in 1974 to become director of bands at Northern Illinois University. He stayed in DeKalb and over the years his business, FUN Companies, has grown into a specialized travel agency, a marketing company, and an event-planning company. Last weekend he brought the Tour of Champions Drum and Bugle Corps Competition to a nearly sold-out Huskie Stadium, and he is planning the fourth annual countywide Kishwaukee Fest, which will include the second annual BaconPalooza, later this month.
Kishwaukee Fest will have events that appeal to everyone, with music and attractions as diverse as a wild west show, a skateboarding event, car shows, a big band dance and a Friday night parade.
“I wanted a good old-fashioned, down-home parade with kids involved and local sponsors, the way you would have seen back in the ’50s and ’60s,” he said.
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