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Rotary picks new carnival company

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Tornado is one of several rides Cumberland Valley Shows will offer Clay County residents at the upcoming Rotary Club of Brazil 4th of July Celebration. Courtesy Photo.
The Rotary Club of Brazil recently announced it is bringing a new carnival company to Forest Park for the 76th Brazil Rotary 4th of July Celebration.

For 25 years, Cumberland Valley Shows -- based out of Lebanon, Tenn., and owned by Jeremy and Kate Floyd -- has prided itself in providing the best in family entertainment.

The Floyds say it has always been a goal of Cumberland Valley Shows to make every visit of every patron a memorable and enjoyable one.

The Cumberland Valley Shows Carnival was featured in "Hannah Montana: The Movie."

Cumberland Valley Shows carries with it an entourage of spectacular rides, children's rides, games and food. Some of the larger rides include the Downdraft, Himalaya, the new High Energy, and the 65-foot-tall Eagles 16 Ferris Wheel.

Children's rides include the Carousel, the Circus Train and a variety of others.

As an alternate to mechanical rides, Cumberland Valley Shows has numerous attractions including the Glass House (a mirror maze), The Magic Carpet (a multi-level fun house), and the giant 90-foot-long Super Slide.

For those who love a game of skill, state-of-the-art midway games such as Water Race and the traditional Duck Pond, among others, are provided.

Carnival food is always a favorite among midway patrons and Cumberland Valley Shows will provide several, including corn dogs, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, cotton candy and popcorn.

Ticket prices will also be new this year, with Cumberland Valley Shows and the Rotary Club of Brazil working together to make ride prices as family friendly as possible.

During the past three years, the Rotary Club of Brazil was using a different carnival company and was locked into ticket prices.

"It will be very different this year because the owners of Cumberland Valley Shows are great to work with," Rotary Club of Brazil President Dr. Miranda Goodale said. "Jeremy and Kate Floyd really want to help Rotary offer ticket pricing that is very family friendly."

Advance sale tickets are currently available at First Financial Bank, Harris Bank, Riddell National Bank and Terre Haute Savings Bank in Brazil.

Pay one price tickets are $10 each in advance and will be $15 at the park.

"I hope that these prices, which are lower than the last three years, will allow more people to come out and enjoy the celebration and come out more often," Goodale said.

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Thank you Rotary for giving us this carnival and the corresponding entertainment every year.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 6:41 AM

I think this is great for everyone. Maybe more children can take advantage of our great park now.

-- Posted by Eaglesnest 1 on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 11:34 AM

I remember going when I was little and after I had a child I took him, Now this year I will be taking my grandchild. It's hard to believe that this has been here for 76 years. Big Thanks to the Rotary Club.

-- Posted by misshome on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 12:09 PM

I am glad to hear that our community has addressed and are in a position to bring in a different outfit for this years Fourth of July festivities. I gotta say it's really been "tanked" in the previous years and nothing like when I was a kid. However, at the end of the day I will ask my children if they had fun at the carnival and they will be the only voice for me! Show us something Cumberland Valley Shows!

-- Posted by Reader11 on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 12:20 PM

I always look forward to the "Celebration" each year and there are alot of different aspects that makes this event what it is; stage entertainment, local food stands, go-cart races, sack races, etc. But to get down to the root, this has always been about the carnival.

Anybody who is in my age bracket (boomer) will remember the huge midways we were able to have in the mid 70s. And how crowded the park was in those days. The crowd we get now on the 4th, just looks like an average night back then.

I'm not knocking what the event has become, rather just pointing out how times have changed. Alot of factors have contributed to this that I won't get into it other than to say that most of what is done locally really wouldn't have stopped the change in people's behavior as it pertains to these kind of activities.

Still we are fortunate that we have a group of Rotarians who donate considerable time and effort in making this event happen. We should all show our support for this great local civic event in anyway we can. If you don't have kids that would ride the rides anymore, buy a bracelet (or two) anyway and donate them to someone who might not be able to afford it. Or buy a raffle ticket. I intend to.

See you at the park!

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 2:16 PM

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