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Planners visit Forest Park

Friday, June 22, 2012

Rotary Club of Brazil member Mark Adamson (left) and Family Attractions Amusements Co. LLC, carnival manager Josh Macaroni (right), met with Brazil Parks Superintendent Bill Houck and Park Board President Ruthann Jeffries recently to discuss the midway layout and carnival installation plans for the upcoming Rotary Club of Brazil 4th of July Celebration.
On Thursday, officials with Family Attractions Amusements Co., LLC, met with members of the Rotary Club of Brazil and Brazil Park Board to discuss the midway layout and carnival installation plans for the 77th Rotary Club of Brazil 4th of July Celebration.

The event will begin Wednesday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m., and will conclude Wednesday, July 4.

Family Attractions Amusements semi-trucks will begin delivering equipment and rides Monday, June 25.

The Macaroni Family Attractions Amusement carnival has existed since 1996, but years prior and during most of Josh Macaroni's childhood, his father, Dominic, worked for Terry Portemont, and his family's All-American Shows.

All-American Shows was the longest running carnival company to previously be contracted by the Rotary Club of Brazil.

On Thursday, Macaroni toured the park along with Brazil Parks Superintendent Bill Houck, to preview low areas, water sources, drains and other features related to setup.

Macaroni said it is a "happy, nostalgic" feeling to be back in Brazil, even if just briefly.

Macaroni said when his family and company employees are all setup at the park, approximately 50 staff will help run the show.

Local residents are welcome to inquire about some temporary jobs to supplement the regular carnival staff.

"We always need help for the big move in and set up Monday and Tuesday, but there is no one place to report because we will not have an office in place yet," he said. "People who are interested in work can just come in person, ready to work, and find us in the park."

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