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Street Fair taking shape

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tony Harper
Plans for the first 2010 Street Fair, sponsored by Brazil Main Street, Inc., are almost complete.

The festival has been scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, May 28-29, as a tune-up for the Indianapolis 500. It will be set up in the parking lot behind Traditions, 105 E. National Ave., Brazil.

At its monthly meeting Thursday, the organization received an update regarding the event from Vice President Tony Harper, who said he has confirmation from at least seven vendors for the event. He also has lined up 15 entertainment acts.

He said the vendors would all provide different foods.

"No two are the same, so we have a variety," Harper said.

The first evening of the festival will begin at 6 p.m., and is scheduled to conclude at midnight. The final evening will begin at noon and conclude at midnight.

"I'd like to promote as much of Brazil as possible," Harper said.

Harper told the committee the Putnam County Hot Rod Club has agreed to conduct a car show the first evening and various motorcycle clubs have expressed interest in participating as well.

He said he still needed to obtain the necessary electrical equipment for adequate electricity and expressed interest in finding someone who could face paint.

Brazil Main Street, Inc., President Zac Chambers informed the committee he had inquired about renting a "bounce house," for children through Paitson Bros. The company said they would rent the equipment to non-profit organizations at a discount.

Harper told the committee Thursday he was still attempting to secure a tent to cover the staging area for entertainment acts as well and security was in place for the festival.

Harper said he was still waiting on insurance quotes for the two-day event.

The organization meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at the Brazil Public Library. Its next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., May 6.

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