"This is the place to be if you live in Brazil," Rotary President Sam Glover said Wednesday.
People from all over the area are visiting the 70th Annual Brazil Rotary Club's 4th of July Celebration at Forest Park this week.
The celebration, with several lines of anxious daredevils waiting at the rides and many of the musical and variety shows with standing room only to see the performers nightly, has more excitement on the way Friday.
"WTWO Live at Five, with Jessie Walker also doing the weather on the six o'clock news, will be here Friday evening to do their broadcast," Glover said, adding that the news crew would also be interviewing some county officials while on location. "Music will also be supplied by the Northview High School band members as well."
Local talent performs tonight
Here is the Thursday and Friday schedule at the park:
5:30 p.m. -- Midway opens with ride-all-evening arm bands on sale for $15.
5:30 p.m. -- Toni's Dance Studio performing at the Bandshell
7 p.m. -- Tumble Express performing at the Bandshell
5:30 p.m. -- Midway opens with arm bands on sale for $15
7 and 9 p.m. -- Country Thunder performs two shows
The 4th of July Celebration is Rotary's only local fundraiser. Money raised supports local organizations and schools.
Throughout the year, the Brazil Rotary Club donates tens of thousands of dollars to benefit Clay County. It is made possible through community involvement in the 4th of July Celebration.
Tickets to win nightly door prizes and the $10,000 grand prize are on sale each evening at Rotary Headquarters. Look for the shelter at the edge of the Midway, across the field from the back of the Bandshell.