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Festival plans settled

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Other than tweaking a few items here and there, plans for the inaugural Brazil Street Fest have been finalized.

On Thursday, members of Brazil Main Street, Inc., met for their monthly meeting to discuss those plans.

Committee Vice President Tony Harper told the group alcohol permits have been purchased and insurance bids have been coming in.

He said the committee has received three bids for insurance for the two-day festival, scheduled for May 28-29. The event will take place in the parking lot behind Traditions on Jackson Street.

Times are set for 6-11 p.m., Friday, May 28, and noon-11 p.m., Saturday, May 29.

Harper said 14 bands have been scheduled to perform during the two days, including Jason Windell, Big Dead Bird, Dicky James and Flash Point Friday, May 28, and the Dave Archer Band, Jason Moon, the Dave Henry Band, King Rlo, Lady Luck, Dead Giveaway, The Nerve, Ida Mae Sheriff, TriggerHead, and the Midwest Playboys on Saturday, May 29.

"We've got more than we need," Harper said.

In addition, members of the Putnam County Hot Rod Club, Clay County Hot Rod Club and Vigo County Hot Rod Club will conduct a car drive-in Friday, and the American Legion Riders, Terre Haute Harley Riders and representatives from Terre Haute Harley Davidson will be on hand Saturday.

As well, concessions, vendors and security is in place and a debit card machine will be on site.

Harper also discussed a proposal of setting up a banner along United States 40 promoting the event, but added he had to discuss the idea with city officials.

Meanwhile, the group also received an update regarding flower barrels that will be placed along U.S. 40.

According to committee member Edie Richards, the group met its first goal, which was obtaining enough funds to purchase flowers and dirt for the barrels.

"We've still got more to go," Richards said.

She said several barrels have been purchased and the committee could begin placing them this weekend.

In other business, the committee:

* Learned from Secretary/Treasurer Theresa Chaney that the committee has been officially incorporated through the state, but is still working on obtaining 501c3 status, and

* Discussed a letter drafted by the committee sent to city officials discussing the Indiana Department of Transportation's upcoming project on U.S. 40.

The committee meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at the Brazil Public Library.

However, due to the upcoming festival, the group scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m., May 20, at Harper Studios, 111 W. National Ave., Brazil.

Its next regularly scheduled meeting is set for 6 p.m., Thursday, June 3.

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