To the Editor:
Last month was the 75th anniversary of the Brazil Rotary's annual 4th of July Celebration and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rotary for all the hard work they put in that week at the park, what a great thing for our community.
I would also like to thank some people that make it 4th of July almost all year round in downtown Brazil.
For the last 15 years, there have been flags flying on Brazil's main street, and they have been there because of the generosity of the Brazil merchants and citizens.
This is a Chamber of Commerce sponsored project that began when Steve Hackett was president of the Chamber and has been maintained all of these years, but it takes people willing to contribute to the fund to keep it going.
These are the folks that have donated to the project over the last two seasons: Allied Insurance, Brazil Family Dentistry, Melanie Brown, Century 21/Hometown Realty, Computer Center, Coughanowr Insurance, Ken and Phyllis Crabb, Emmert Realty, French Funeral Home, H&R Block, Hoosier Homes and Land, Lynn's Pharmacy, Mike's Muffler, Miller and Stewart LLC, PDF, Premier Tax Service, Charles Reberger, Riddell National Bank, Shear Image, Simply Decadent, Stadler and Co., Sugar 'N Spice Florist, Terre Haute Savings Bank, Thomas Law Firm and Warren Tire.
A special thanks goes to Duke Energy for putting the flags up and taking them down, Dave Evans at Evans Decorators for supplying quality flags, PDF for cutting the poles when needed, Rob Moore for properly disposing of the flags, Melanie Mace and Eddie and the Guys at Bedwell's for helping to change them out. Without the help of all of these people, this project would probably not be a reality every year.
This is an on-going fund and anyone is welcome to make a donation in care of The Chamber of Commerce Flag Fund.
I would also like to thank Eddie Dickison and Bedwell Tire for maintaining the little park at the State Road 59/United States 30 intersection. It's a big job and much dedication to keep that mowed so nice. What a great entrance to welcome people to our city.