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A Celebration!

Friday, July 1, 2011

The following is the schedule for the 76th Rotary Club of Brazil 4th of July Celebration, as provided to The Brazil Times:


(Local Food Booths Open)

7:30 a.m. -- 5K Walk/Run from YMCA of Clay County

12th Forest Park Golf Course Open Tourney Pro, Am, Senior, Junior and Ladies

3-6 p.m. -- Red/White and Blue Blood Drive. Indiana Blood Center Bloodmobile, Forest Park. Sign up online. Donate at the Rotary Blood Drive: indianablood.org,

3 p.m. -- Midway opens ($15 pay one price hand-stamp or single tickets),

6:30 and 8 p.m. -- Six Figures Band (two shows)

Sunday, July 3

(Local Food Booths Open)

12th Forest Park Golf Course Open Tourney Pro, Am, Senior, Junior and Ladies. Brazil Open winner receives $750. Golf Open Tourney ends Sunday, July 3

3 p.m. -- Midway opens ($15 pay one price hand-stamp or single tickets),

7:30 p.m. -- Brazil Concert Band (patriotic music)

Monday, July 4

(Local Food Booths Open)

2-5 p.m. -- Midway open (limited time. $15 pay one price hand-stamp 2-5 p.m., or single tickets after 5 p.m.),

July 4 Pay One Price Hand Stamp goes up to $18

John Thomas Memorial 36th Sack Races in the Park (2:30 p.m. -- 7-under; 3 p.m. -- 9-under; 3:30 p.m. -- 11-under; 4 p.m. -- 13-under; 4:30 p.m. -- 15-under). Cash prices go to all sack race entrants,

6 p.m. -- Good Feelings Band,

8 p.m. -- Brazil Concert Choir and Children's Choir (directed by Sam Glover),

10 p.m. -- GALA Fireworks Show, sponsored by Rotary Club of Brazil, with music heard on WBOW 102.7-FM,

11 p.m. -- Drawing for $10,000 Grand Price.

For more information, log on to www.brazilrotary.org.

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How Fun This Will Be!!! This will be our first watching of the fireworks even though we have been in the area for over 4 years. We can't wait. Lets all have a great, wholesome and fun time! See ya there.

-- Posted by kalico on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 9:56 PM

As a member of the Rotary maybe I can help a little. We checked their website, met with them several times and visited a site of one of their shows before making a contract with them. This is the same carnival as seen in the Hannah Montana movie. The owner is very likeable and has taken these breakdowns really hard. As you can imagine, it's a nightmare come true for him. None of that of course offsets the disappointment for ticketholders of having breakdowns. The rides (all but two) were eventually going Friday night after the State Inspector signed off on the repairs. The torrential rain of the weekend/Monday is responsible for the issue with the Ferris wheel. It is being disassembled and dried out. Those not feeling they got their money's worth because of breakdowns are being compensated at Rotary headquarters. Ticket prices are $5 less per person this year. An advance ticket was only $10. If you are able to ride just 3 of the big rides you got your value back. We all know this isn't King's Island, Six Flags or Cedar Point (or Holiday World or Indiana Beach for that matter) - nor is it priced like it. After two hours of taking my own kids around, I didn't find the language barrier to be much of an issue. Either you have a ticket and meet the height requirement or you don't. They're not doing your taxes or performing surgery. :) Plus, they seem generally pleasant. The non-profit food booths will be open tonight, and you can buy food there and support local causes. The fireworks show that Mark puts on will be as good as ever. In my opinion it's the best in the area - and attendance figures bear that out.

We are making the best out of it. These breakdowns really damper the 100's of hours of work that go into planning something like this. It will also likely cut into the proceeds we collect and in turn donate. Come back out tonight and see some great, free entertainment, eat some good food at the non-profit booths and maybe stop by Rotary headquarters and say 'Hi' to some dedicated community members that have worked very hard to put on something pretty nice. :)

-- Posted by brazilian on Sat, Jul 2, 2011, at 11:58 AM

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