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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ten-year-old Mackenzie Adams competes in the annual John J. Thomas Memorial Sack Races at the 77th Rotary Club of Brazil's 4th of July Celebration Wednesday. Mackenzie is the daughter of Shelly and Adam Samples, Brazil. [Order this photo]
* Celebration ends; fireworks display date announced

While the extremely hot weather may have been a cause for smaller than usual crowds, Rotary Club of Brazil President Duane Butt told The Brazil Times he was pleased with the turnouts.

"It's been hot, but (the crowds) have not been too bad," Butt said Wednesday, the last day of the week-long event.

"It was down because of the heat, but people have said we had a real nice carnival," Butt added.

Butt said working with Family Attractions Amusements -- the company that hosted the carnival -- was a joy.

"They are great people to work with," Butt said. "They want to come back. They were tickled to do this."

Rotary officials met earlier Wednesday and elected to reschedule their annual fireworks show for Sunday, Aug. 26. The fireworks display, put on by Aerial Arts Fireworks, will coincide with the season finale of the Brazil Concert Band.

"I think it was the right call not to have the fireworks (Wednesday)," Butt said.

Earlier in the week, Rotary officials and Aerial Arts Fireworks owner Mark Adamson met with Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham and Brazil Fire Department Chief Jake Bennett. During the meeting, it was decided the fireworks would be postponed due to weather conditions.

"I think most people realized (setting off the fireworks Wednesday) would be dangerous," Butt said. "But we can all come together again as a community in August."

Officials have not yet set a time for the fireworks display. They also stressed the date is tentative, weather permitting.

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well the only thing i was dissapointed about is they didnt have the sweeper games there at the carnival or ithe quarter games other than that it was good

-- Posted by marcus056 on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 12:07 AM

Good rides, good food and a great time watching the kids have fun. Doesn't get much better than that.

-- Posted by brazilian on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 1:20 AM

Rides were good, and I agree with marcus, the games left something to be desired. Overall though, the carnival was a definite improvement over what we had been getting lately.

I feel bad for the carnival and Rotary though, because I'm sure the excessive heat and no fireworks had to hurt the crowd in a big way.

Not trying to be critical, just a personal recommendation...change up the stage entertainment. Quite frankly, the Popcorn Festival has better stage acts.

Thank you Rotary for another enjoyable celebration.

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Thu, Jul 5, 2012, at 7:30 AM

When will we know the winners of the $10,000 raffle?

-- Posted by Deborah_Montague on Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 4:19 PM

My Mother in law won....Nice.

-- Posted by Combat VET on Fri, Jul 6, 2012, at 8:28 PM

Congrats to rotary for picking this company,much better this year!Carnival was much cleaner and run better than previous years. Now is it possible to get the smokers to stay away!!?? This carnival is for the kids and all that second hand smoke poisoning them,when will you-all wake up????

-- Posted by brzmm on Sat, Jul 7, 2012, at 10:27 PM

Congrats to Rotary on a successful 4th of July Celebration. What a great event for our community. The carnival was better this year. Food is always great. As for the entertainment, Rotary showcases local talent for most of the nights of the celebration. I think that is a great thing and makes me proud to realize there is so much talent in this community that with the exception of two nights this year, all the talent was local and volunteer, which saves the club lots of money and also provides our local people the opportunity to perform at this event. Of course the VanDells were again well recieved and if you were one of the ones lucky enough to enjoy The 6 Figures band, you would have to agree they were as good as any group featured at the Pop Corn Festival. Way to go Rotary.

-- Posted by ckreberger@frontier.com on Thu, Jul 12, 2012, at 9:18 AM

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