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Haulin' it in

Friday, April 30, 2010

The skatepark equipment is here. Clay Community Skatepark Committee (CCSC) representative Roberta Weliever said things are coming together with the equipment being moved from its Danville facility to a storage location courtesy of York Chevrolet Friday. The City of Brazil is working with CCSC to find a permanent location. The companies providing semi trucks included Kent Booe Trucking, Clay City, Cook Lumber, Reelsville, Jacob Farms Trucking, Inc., Brazil, and two semis from Pike Lumber, Carbon, and PDF Inc., Brazil, supplied the crane used to move the equipment. Kimberly Gleason Photo.

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Yippee! We're getting closer to this being reality!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 4:26 AM

Can anyone tell me who is funding this project?

-- Posted by Claycountian on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 6:02 AM

Clay Community Skatepark Committee thru donations and grant is.

-- Posted by donalde on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 6:52 AM

Big Kudos to Roberta Weliever and her group!!

-- Posted by Weems on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 10:12 AM

I am from Danville and have seen the skating park. Its a great thing for kids to have something to do, however, there was some problems too so i am hoping the local police department will stay on top of it.

-- Posted by pacergirl32@hotmail.com on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 10:39 AM

I am all in for bringing things for kids to do in our town.

However, who is going to be in charge of keeping the "riff-raff" out of the skate park? Who is going to be there at all times to make sure the ones who like to "tag" our little town with their so called art work don't strike the skate park?

This will probably turn out to be like all of the other things people have tried to bring to this town...it will create too much of a place for a nuisance/a place for trouble...and will be closed down. We've seen it before...the G2 hang out @ the 40/340 split, Mr Murphy's...heck we couldn't even keep a skating rink in our small town.

If things don't go well with this skating park...it will sit empty, growing weeds, and will eventually be taken out.

I do hope things go well though....just keep the rif-raff away.

-- Posted by JQuick on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 1:40 AM

I hope that there is an adult there to supervise. Perhaps make the kids show that their homework is done before the skate. My fear is exactly what JQuick stated, if things don't go well, it will sit empty. Where is this going to be?

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 6:18 AM

Grew up in Brazil... Still skateboarding after 13 years. I am excited for this so I can enjoy it while visiting my family. While I understand some of your hesitation... kids will find trouble anywhere, and I mean anywhere. Let's at least give skateboarders a place. The occasional police roll-by will keep the kids from doing too much damage. Now if we could just get parents to control their own kids, we'd be in good shape.

-- Posted by benjilewis on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 5:00 PM

They are just bringing it too town they still have no place to put it or near the money to cover the cost let alone the insurance.Danville got rid of it so cheap because they needed and wanted it out of thier town.Danville

had it ,Greencastle has one,and Terre Haute 2 common things they all have trouble and drugs period.

-- Posted by GO HOOSIERS on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 7:59 PM

I think this is a great thing for the kids in this community.. As for the place of trouble...thats anywhere, if parents would be parents and supervise their children while at the park instead of just dropping them off, that would eliminate alot of problems. When I was child growing up one of my parents would stay at the Roller Barn with me, go bowling, go to the park with me and my friends, there was always an adult ..thats the way it should be. Regardless sometimes I would be embarssed that my parent was always with me...it kept me out of trouble and I thank them now for that!

-- Posted by Six Foot Town on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 11:43 AM

I'm with FREEDOM1 on this .. discipline starts at home, but unfortunately I've seen the 'public babysitter syndrome' when my son was playing baseball for CYL (t-ball, pee-wee, little league on up) .. parents dropping their kids off for a few hours and expecting someone (other than themselves) to keep an eye on their kids.

As for 'showing homework is finished' before they're allowed to skate .. well, I'd like to think most parents ensure their kids' homework is done before their allowed to do anything else - inside or outside the home.

I hope all goes well when the skate park is up and running. Oh, and the skating rink was here when I was a kid and up until the time my sons were old enough to go .. so it didn't go bankrupt - new owners allowed too much distasteful things to happen. I can tell you this - when I went to the rink in my youth, Mr. Burk made sure we all behaved respectfully! (love you J.D.!!)

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 11:39 AM

*they're allowed .. not "their".

I even police my own print!! lol

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 11:40 AM

The skate park will be a great addition to the town. But everyone is right, there needs to be a police presence. Just a roll-by every once in a while will help tremendously. There will be some trouble there, but show me anywhere in town that there isn't some trouble. It comes down to parenting. Raise your child to be respectful, and always know where they are. This should be put in town where plenty of cars drive by, that will certainly cut down on the negative activities.


Just so you know, the skating rink didn't have any troubles inside with the new owners they ran it exactly the same as J.D. did. I worked under both owners and the Theimann's were great owners and kept the business running way longer than they should have. There just weren't enough customers anymore, and I think it closed shortly after the second gun was shown at the entrance(by a kid I might add.) It was getting too hostile out front and they worried for the safety of the patrons.

-- Posted by carnie0069 on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 5:04 PM

Hey EMMES- So your the Grammer POLICE now. If there were away I could stick my tongue out at YOU ALL I'D All Ready Done Dit... (':') LMFAO!!

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 8:31 PM

Thats just what we need a skatepark. How about less pot holes on all the city streets

-- Posted by Thorn44 on Tue, May 11, 2010, at 7:52 PM

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