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Air show proceeds to be distributed

Organizers of the Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show in Idaho Falls this summer are preparing to distribute $120,000 in proceeds to local charities.

According to organizers, the July 22-23 event cost nearly $1.5 million to produce. Income came from a variety of sources, including corporate sponsors, ticket sales, and value-in-kind services provided by the city of Idaho Falls. Its costs included performer fees and accomodations, spectator transportation, marketing, equipment purchases, leases, rentals and other associated costs.

“From the very beginning, the mission of Idaho Falls Air Show, Inc. was to bring a spectacular, family-friendly air show to the city of Idaho Falls, while also raising money for local charities,” said Board Chairman Russell Johnson. “With tremendous volunteer effort, wonderful corporate sponsors, a city partnership and a supporting public, we held a fantastic, safe, and affordable air show that has been complimented far and wide.”

Twelve $10,000 grants will be awarded to local charity organizations across a six-county region, including Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton Counties.

Grant applications can be submitted electronically, and are due by midnight on November 30, 2017. Once applications are received, air show board members will review each application, determine awards, and make formal funding announcements in December.

You can find the application form here.

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