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Loyalty Day Parade this Saturday

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The annual Loyalty Day Parade will take place Saturday, May 5.

The V.F.W. Post 1127 sponsors the event.

V.F.W. Post Commander Bob Bigley told The Brazil Times the parade lineup would begin at 1 p.m., at the corner of National Avenue and Depot Street.

"Everything will kick off from the club, then the lineup will begin," Bigley said.

The parade itself is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. This year's theme is, "And Some Gave All."

Bigley said the three best floats would be awarded trophies for their efforts. Local residents will judge the floats in front of Brazil City Hall on a flatbed trailer Bigley secured to pose as the judge's stand.

Bigley said Clover Signs has made a 14-foot banner stating, "V.F.W. 1127 Loyalty Day Parade Judges Stand," for the event.

In addition, Bigley said both the Northview High School Marching Band and Jackson Township Community Band would be given $150 donations.

Bigley said floats could still be entered through the end of the week. To enter a float, send the name of the individual or organization, name and phone number, description of the entry and information to share at the judge's stand to V.F.W. Post 1127, 303 S. Depot St., Brazil, or by e-mailing mammyof8@gmail.com.

The annual Clay County Veterans Brunch will also take place prior to Saturday's parade. The brunch will take place at Traditions Banquet Hall, 105 E. National Ave. Doors will open for the event at 10 a.m., with a program set for 10:30. The lunch, donated and catered by Pappy's Barbecue, will begin close to 11 a.m.

Clay County Veterans Officer Mike Holland said all Clay County Veterans, spouses, guests, widows and widowers are welcome to the brunch. Giveaways and door prizes will also be offered prior to the meal. Holland added the meal would consist of pulled pork and pulled chicken, baked beans, cheesy potatoes and a choice of tea, lemonade or water. Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham will be the guest speaker at the brunch.

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Very well written story about the BRAZIL Loyalty Day Parade, (didn't know it was renamed the Brazil VFW post 1127 Loyalty Day parade) however the omission of the Clay City VFW post 6606 who will also be supplying a judge for the parade is not mentioned. We also will be supporting and helping the Clay County Veterans Service Officer Mike Holland at the brunch

-- Posted by oifvet_sales on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 10:51 PM

oifvet_sales, Thank you for supporting Veterans. See you there.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Thu, May 3, 2012, at 11:15 AM

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