Welcome to Clay County Christmas in the Park
Click here to view the pictures from the 2013 Santa House if you visited the house on November 29th and 30th.
Please visit these fine businesses and thank them for sponsoring the 2013 Clay County Christmas in the Park fireworks Show.
Paitson & Son Home Improvement
Clay Community Schools
Clay County Furnace
Barb Nolte Upholstery
Bob Bowen Ford
Brazil Family Restaurant
Edward Jones—Toni Carter
Riddell National Bank
Hoosier Homes & Land
Allstate Insurance—Greg Kerns
Moore Funeral Home
Clay County Podiatry
Terre Haute Savings Bank
Brazil Automotive (NAPA)
Thomas & Thomas Attorney’s At Law
State Farm Insurance—John Howes
BP Service Iloic State Road 59 & I 70
Big Wills Used Cars
Click here to download the official lineup for the 2013 Christmas in the Park Parade.
The 21st Annual Christmas in the Park Parade is coming soon. This year’s event “White Christmas” will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 29th.
You can find the entry below to get your church, scout troop or local organization involved in all the fun..
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 19TH AT 6 P.M. with the lineup posted right here on Wednesday November 20th.
Click Here to download the official entry form.
Live Streaming from the Strawberry Festival’s BerryCam will start at 1 p.m. EDT
Clay County Christmas In The Park will once again offer members of the community an opportunity to cool off in the summer heat.
The seventh Strawberry Festival will take place Friday, June 7, 2013 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., or until the food runs out.
The event will take place on the lawn of the Clay County Courthouse.
Customers will be able to enjoy ice cream, strawberries and shortcake with whipped toppings. There will also be hot dogs, coney dogs and drinks available.
The local Wendy’s in Brazil offered to donate their freezers this year to help out.
The costs will be the same as every year, with nothing more than $6. The $6 item, “The Works,” includes everything possible on the menu: Ice cream, strawberries, shortcake and whipped topping.
However, customers may also order any combination of dessert they want.
“They can get strawberries and ice cream,” Clay County Christmas in the Park president Lana Ray said. “They can get strawberries and shortcake. They can get it with or without topping. They can get plain strawberries. They can get plain ice cream.”
Christmas In The Park will again be the recipient of the donations.
“It costs $10,000 to do the parade and light everything every year,” Ray said. “Not a lot of people know that.”
However, some of the money this year will go to a worthwhile organization.
“A portion of the proceeds that we get from the strawberry festival this year are going to go towards Relay For Life,” Ray said. “Every bit of the money that we raise goes back into the community somewhere.”
(Post Written by Matt McKinney / The Brazil Times)
If your little one visited Santa on November 29th, you can see your child’s pictures by clicking here.
If you and your family visited Santa on November 24th, click here to view your child’s picture.
If you and your family visited the Santa House on November 23rd, you can view the pictures by clicking here.
Once again, we will be streaming live the 2012 Christmas in the Park Parade, starting at 7 p.m. Streaming services brought to you by USTream
Strawberry lovers will once again have the opportunity to support Brazil’s Christmas In The Park while enjoying strawberry shortcake.
The fifth Strawberry Festival will take place Friday, June 1, on the Clay County Courthouse lawn, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m., or when the food runs out.
The menu includes strawberry shortcake, with Ritter’s Frozen Custard providing the ice cream, as well as hot dogs and drinks.
A crowd-favorite known as The Works will also be available, including strawberries, homemade shortcake, whipped cream and ice cream.
Prices will be the same as last year including $6 for the works and $5 for strawberry shortcake.
“Prices haven’t raised,” Christmas In The Park President Linda Ray said, explaining nothing will be more than $6. “People should come out for some good, homemade strawberry shortcake. Everything is homemade.”
Ray said she is hoping to have music and entertainment available as well.
“We like to do this for the community,” Ray said.
She explained many in the community help with the event including Jack’s Fine Foods, which stores the strawberries and donates its freezers.
Ray said the festival grows every year, and she hopes this year will grow even more.
“We had a really good turnout (last year),” she said. “Every year, we buy more strawberries. I hope we have lots of people (this year) and sell out early. Hopefully, we’ll have nice weather and a good crowd.”
All the funds raised during the event will go toward Christmas In The Park.
“We do several things with Christmas In The Park,” Ray said. “We do the lighting, we provide Santa for the kids and we spend several thousands of dollars on the parade. And there’s never a charge for those things.”
Christmas In The Park also has a haunted house in the fall to help raise funds.
“All the money goes back to the community,” Ray said. “We try to help out in the community as much as we can.”
(post written by Tiffany May/Brazil Times)