TWIN FALLS • The show must go on — even if it’s shorter than anticipated.
As of Monday, the Magic Valley Citizens Fourth of July had raised only $18,000, well short of its original goal of $40,000. With the anticipated $2,000 from upcoming fundraisers, that means Twin Falls will get a 20-minute fireworks show on Independence Day.
Peggy Kidd, one of the organizers of the show, said in May that the group was aiming for $40,000, but would settle for $30,000.
On Monday, Kidd said the group was forced to lower that number even further after failing to raise enough money.
Each minute of a fireworks show costs about $1,000, according to Kidd.
The money comes from reserve funds, fundraising events, contributions from the city of Twin Falls, pledges from businesses and donations from private citizens.
Kidd said TwinFalls residents are happy that the show won’t be cancelled, though she had hoped to get more donations.
“I think they don’t understand the cost behind it,”she said Monday.
The fireworks show starts at about 10 p.m. July 4 at the College of Southern Idaho.