“When you set these off will you do me a favor? Say Happy
Birthday, America! It’s the biggest birthday party that I know of, ” said Carol Hall, a volunteer at the American Legion.
A special firework stand may look just like any other, except there’s something extra special about who runs it and why.
“It’s ran by the American Legion Riders. All of our proceeds go to charity” said Wes Brewer, the rider director of the American Legion Riders.
In the parking lot of Walmart, this gem of a firework stand has been holding down the fort for five years, raising money for veterans and their families.
“People have learned we’re here, where are funds actually go and with that we are getting a lot of return customers which helps us tremendously,” said Brewer.
These folks are just a glimpse of the excitement for the holiday in Blackfoot.
On Saturday, Jensen’s Grove will turn into a prime location to celebrate America’s birthday.
“We will have the show of a lifetime. We just love the fireworks. They’re amazing,” said Tish Dahmen, executive director.
Shooting out from the airport, anyone can enjoy the beautiful view of the lake with the show in the sky.
“The city maintains the parks and makes sure that we have a beautiful place to celebrate” said Dahmen.
All across the nation, there’s a lot to celebrate- in Blackfoot. Even the mayor gets pumped for the patriotic day.
“I have two favorite holidays: Fourth of July because I love the fireworks, and the second one is Thanksgiving.. I love to eat turkey” said Paul Loomis, mayor of Blackfoot.
As for the legion riders further down the road, they’re excited to give back to the community they’ve been serving.
“July 4 we’ll stay open until midnight. Every other night we shut down about ten p.m” said Brewer.