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Brazil residents donate truck to Park Board

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Todd Brackman
It was all positive news during the Brazil Park Board meeting Tuesday.

"We now have a used pickup truck," Treasurer Linda Messmer said. "We are very appreciative to receive the donation."

The truck, a 1984 Chevy, was donated to the board by Brazil residents Rick and Mary Jo Alumbaugh. Supt. of Parks Bill Houck said it would be used to continue with the upkeep of the parks.

"It will be used to haul limbs and paint as well as general transportation between the three parks," Houck said. "It is a nice truck and we are very thankful."

The sixth fishing fun day is scheduled to take place from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, at Craig Park.

The event is free for all children 16-under and adults 66-over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone from ages 17-65 must have a current Indiana Fishing License.

Prizes will be given away at 11 a.m., and will be awarded by random drawings. Only children 12-under can win prizes.

"Everyone really has a good time," Vice President Todd Brackman said.

The Pepsi Company will be donating drinks and Fifth Third Bank will provide the food.

Bill Houck
"This is really our opportunity to give back to the community," Board President Ruth Ann Jeffries said. "We are hoping for a good turn out again this year."

Meanwhile, Brazil resident John Day updated the board on the preparations for Sunday's disc golf tournament.

"Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the competition will begin around 10 a.m.," Day said. "It will probably go until 4 p.m., at least."

An update was delivered by Houck concerning the benches at the Forest Park band shell.

"I spoke with George Kumpf and he has had 10 more bench purchases," he said. "That brings the total to 162 benches. His goal is now 200 benches."

Board members expressed their approval of the benches, as well as all the hard work by Kumpf and Connie McClure.

"The benches are very nice and the community is really in support of this project," Secretary Caroline McCullough said.

The $2,800 donation made by the Brazil Rotary Club was mentioned, which will be used to purchase 20, 8-foot benches and First Christian Church will conduct its Trunk or Treat Oct. 27, in the pavilion.

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Way to go Rick and Mary Jo! They are such wonderful people! :)

-- Posted by millertime on Thu, Sep 16, 2010, at 1:31 PM

Way to go Rick and Mary Jo! They are such wonderful people! :)

-- Posted by millertime on Thu, Sep 16, 2010, at 1:34 PM

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