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Monday, July 4, 2011

The annual Aerial Arts Gala Fireworks show, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brazil, went off without a hitch Monday during the final day of the 76th 4th of July Celebration. Music was timed to the fireworks display on WBOW 102.7-FM.

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good job

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Mon, Jul 4, 2011, at 11:13 PM

OK, who won the $10K?

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, Jul 5, 2011, at 6:23 AM

Great fireworks but what an awful carnival.

-- Posted by clycogrl on Tue, Jul 5, 2011, at 3:53 PM

clycogrl is right. This event should have better than this. I guess the cheaper ride tickets just prove that you generally get exactly what you pay for. Cheaper = Less Quality almost every time.

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Tue, Jul 5, 2011, at 11:15 PM

at least a lot more people could afford it clay county guy. you do remember we still have a high unemployment rate and are making less money with higher food prices;higher city water rates;higher gas prices and on an on, there are quite a few that couldnt probably taken their children to the carnival so unlike you i give KUDOS to the rotary for making it affordable to the less unfortunate. btw how much did you spend there clay county guy???

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Tue, Jul 5, 2011, at 11:34 PM

brazil citizen, I spent my fair share but what does that have to do with this?

As you can see, people expect more than what they got this year. Honestly, did you think it was fair for someone to walk up to the ticket booth last thursday night, with no signs mentioning non-functioning rides, spend $15 for a pay-one-price bracelet only then to discover no less then four rides were "closed temporarily for maintenance". One ride never ran all week.

You're really going to defend that?

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Tue, Jul 5, 2011, at 11:52 PM

You go claycoguy,you are so right!Maybe all those rides were working the price was cheaper,I have 4 grandchildren and each yr we all support this event as a family supporting our fair town. This carnival was the worst in over 50 yrs that I have attended.If brazil citizen reads all posts they will see they are very much in the minority on how good this carnival was.And as if it matters how much we spent give me a break all you had to do was walk through the carnival and see how poor/sad it was. This is not saying our rotory or park volunteers were at fault,they are great for the work they do,I believe they were misled on just how good this carnival was.Hope things change next yr when my family will again be there.

-- Posted by clycogrl on Wed, Jul 6, 2011, at 11:33 AM

awful carnival ? that was an under statement.

yes, money is hard for everyone but. my kids wld like to ride fewer better rides or @ least a choice. I saw people welding rides due to them being BROKE. the Band stand was good. Rotary Club of Brazil,i support !

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, Jul 6, 2011, at 11:40 AM

Just a couple of questions for this debate:

1. Why limit the time local vendors participate during this event?

If we want this event to help our community, the money to stay in our community, why not allow local charities to sell products for more than a couple of days?

2. With Forest Park being so spacious, why not use it to it's fullest potential and bring more than one pony to the show? I understand contracts, but why not open things up and have several of those balloon bouncers, a hay wagon/ride or some other type of economical entertainment in place for people to participate in?

3. And finally, speaking of entertainment, there is a lot of local talent in this area to highlight that probably wouldn't cost that much and people would enjoy just the same. (BTW, I love the Vandells.)

Sadly, each year this event has been inching it's way into oblivion. It wasn't so long ago; the entertainment at this festival was the best in the state. I would personally like to see some thinking outside of the box that would create some new excitement!

-- Posted by Cy on Wed, Jul 6, 2011, at 5:16 PM

i agree with you but local entertainment usually wants top $, maybe a battle of the bands, whos got talent kind of thing, dancing , with judges and all.

The park is a big place why not use it to benefits Brazil.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, Jul 6, 2011, at 6:01 PM

Thanks for the WONDERFUL fireworks show!!!

-- Posted by localgal on Wed, Jul 6, 2011, at 7:11 PM

The fireworks were beautiful! Keep up the good work Mark and the rest of the Rotary.

Great job to Bill, John and the rest of the Parks crew. The Park looked great.

Thank you to all the "uniforms" that kept the mini-thugs at bay, mostly County and the Posse. keep up the great work, we appreciate it.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Jul 7, 2011, at 11:12 AM

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