Setting Up For the CSI Firework Show


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV - KTWT-TV ) The annual firework show at the College of Southern Idaho is just hours away.

Over 30-thousand spectators are expected to fill the college and other locations in Twin Falls.

The show at the College of Southern Idaho doesn't come free though. Thousands of dollars are raised to put on a grand performance.

"We had a huge contribution from Independent Health Care Providers of Idaho, who is spearheaded by Dr. Cole Johnson and they made a huge donation which made the fireworks happen this year,” said Peggy Kidd, Magic Valley Citizens for the 4th.

Magic Valley Citizens for the 4th of July host a breakfast to raise money for next year's firework show.

Every minute of the fireworks display costs $1,000, this year they've raised $24,000.

For next year's show, $4,000 is already in the bank.

"My motto has always been if everyone in the Magic Valley just donates a dollar that's forty-thousand dollars. We can have a firework show and keep moving forward” said Kidd.

If it wasn't for local donors or the breakfast, Neil Christensen wouldn't be able to set up the CSI firework show.

"We have our music; we have it chorographic as well as we can. We pretty much touch it and they blow up” said Neil Christensen, Head Pyro.

The show will have more 2,000 individual elements and will last around 20 mintues.

"The finale this year will be better than it was last year. We did get some feedback last year that it wasn't grand enough, we are making sure its grand enough this year."

Raising money and putting on a spectacular show for yet another 4th of July.

The show is expected to begin around 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Be sure to arrive early for a good seat and to avoid street closures.

North College Road will be closed near CSI at 7 p.m.

Sections of Falls Avenue and Washington Street North near the college will be closed at 9 p.m.

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