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Main Street reflects on recent success

Friday, October 12, 2012

During the Brazil Main Street meeting Monday, members discussed the success of Night at the Museum.

"It was a huge success," President Lee Lewis said. "I was shocked."

According to Lewis, an estimated 500-700 people visited the museum during the event. Members felt the event was a success because it opened the eyes of the community to see what Clay County has to offer.

"We want people to have pride in their city," Lewis said.

Members also discussed improvements that can be made for the next event including: Having certain committees work on different aspects of the event, promoting donations for the museum more, explaining how the museum runs on donations and volunteers only, being more organized with smoother tours and printing guides for the tour guides to use.

The Night at the Museum did bring in an estimated $150 in donations for the museum.

Meanwhile, the members gave an update on how the Popcorn Festival went. Brazil Main Street sold eight T-shirts and gained five new members. Next year, the members said they would like to have more volunteers.

Next, the members discussed several ideas for community Christmas events as a way to promote downtown Brazil and other area businesses.

They eventually decided to have area businesses decorate their storefronts for a Christmas contest.

Businesses would register for the contest, and the public could vote on which business has the best Christmas display. The winning business will receive a trophy.

A name for the event hasn't been decided yet.

Members discussed many ideas for other events such as a New Year's Eve party or a Relay for Life promotion.

The members decided to make a list of all their ideas in January, where they will choose which they want to focus on for the year.

At that time, they will split into committees to plan the events.

Finally, members want to paint a mural on the side of the Clay County Search and Rescue building. They discussed mural options and plan to attend the Search and Rescue meeting to discuss the topic.

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Here's my suggestion for a Holiday event of decorated business storefronts: "City Sidewalks." Thank you.

-- Posted by wands on Sat, Oct 13, 2012, at 1:05 PM

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