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The theme for this year’s Salmon River Days is “United We Stand” and yes, the Salmon River Days Committee has confirmed the Fourth of July celebration will be complete with a fireworks display.

BriAnne Bruno, owner of Bri-Easy Shipping and spokesperson for the Salmon River Days Committee outlined all the plans made so far at the April 16 meeting of the Salmon City Council and asked council members for the needed approvals.

Bruno announced that the Salmon River Days event is being sponsored by Salmon River Spokes and Chrome which has the needed not-for-profit status for obtaining the proper insurance policies. She said the event insurance policies cover the 4th of July Main Street parade, the Street Fair and the Fireworks display on Discovery Hill for which permission from Mark Dahle and the Lemhi County Fire Protection District has been secured. Local law enforcement has also been contacted and that approval has been granted. The insurance policies have been written by DeBoard Insurance and are ready to put into effect when the premiums are paid. She said some donations have already been made and that fund raisers for Salmon River Days expenses as well as fireworks insurance are being planned.

The Urban Renewal Agency has granted permission for a Street Dance to be held in the Bear Statue and paved parking lot area across Water Street from Town Square Park and all non-resident vendors have been advised to obtain itinerant merchants permits at City Hall. The Salmon River Days Committee is working cooperatively with the Farmer’s Market for possible additional uses of the Town Square Park.

The committee will be requesting $2,500 in Local Option Tax (LOT) funding. Bruno said an itemized list of expenses will be included in the LOT application and, the city is being officially asked for its annual budgeted contribution of $1,500 to go towards the fireworks display.

The city was asked for permission to close Andrews Street on the evening of July 3rd for setting up the Street Fair and again from 9AM to 6PM on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th.

The City Council unanimously approved all of the requests in one motion; the street closures for the Street Fair and the Fourth of July Parade, the committee’s use of Town Square Park in partnership with the Farmer’s Market and the Salmon River Days Committee request for the $1,500 city contribution towards a fireworks display. The motion passed contingent on receiving verification the insurance premiums have been paid and are in effect.

A fund raising dance at the Elk’s Club is being planned for some time in May.

To make a donation towards Salmon River Days expenses and Fireworks insurance premiums stop by Bri-Easy Shipping at 504 Main Street or call BriAnne Bruno at 756-2525.

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