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Final preparations laid for Melaleuca Freedom Celebration

Officials say this year’s Melaleuca Freedom Celebration will feature more than 18,000 fireworks and some brand-new special effects. It will begin at 10 p.m. Thursday at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls and last for about 31 minutes.

It is the 27th year the Idaho Falls based company has hosted the event, which drew over 200,000 spectators last year. This year’s display will honor American heroes.

“Our approach to creating one of the best fireworks shows in the country is to use the night sky above the Snake River as our canvas. We’ll paint the entire sky, from top to bottom, using every color of the rainbow and synchronizing every shell and every note with the soundtrack,” said Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot.

You can learn more about the event here.

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