4th of July breakfast raises money for next year's fireworks display

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By Jay Michaels

TWIN FALLS, ID (KMVT) Plenty of people all over the US are looking forward to the traditional 4th of July fireworks display. But there are some folks who are already thinking about next year's fireworks and doing something about it.

For the second year in a row, a fundraising breakfast was held in the Twin Falls City Park. The 8 a.m. to 12 noon effort was to raise money for next year's fireworks show, and hundreds of people turned out for the event.

Kristi Maier from Allstate says, "It's gone great, we've had a good turnout, people have been coming out, it's just been fantastic, been a really good time."

Local resident Ken Martin says, "It's a nice, cool day, it's pretty good. A lot of people showing their support, it's great."

For $5 a plate, hungry visitors to the Twin Falls City Park were served scrambled eggs, ham, hash brown patties, and blueberry pancakes. The fundraiser was sponsored by local Allstate insurance agents.

Faith Silver, who was helping clean up, says, "A lot of people put in their money so they can go out and see the fireworks every year, and they're fun to watch."

While fireworks and food were on many of the attendees' minds, military families were remembering their loved ones serving overseas and stateside on this 4th of July. Bevery Farfan with the local Family Readiness Resource Group encouraged the families of National Guardsmen and women serving in the 116th.

She says, "I wanna support our soldiers that are out there in Iraq, and just let 'em know that we're all thinking about 'em today. And that today is a very important day. The 116th will be coming home in a few more months, we're grateful for all of their sacrifices that they're doing."

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