For 35 years, American Insurance has been a major sponsor of the Lewis-Clark Valley aerial fireworks display on July 4th. The big, spectacular aerial fireworks display will go on as usual but the pre-show at Adams Field fell victim to the COVID pandemic and was cancelled.
John Sullivan, Vice-President of Community Spirit and CEO of American Insurance said, “The fireworks committee felt it was very important to maintain our aerial fireworks display as an outward sign of unity, strength, resilience, and hope as all Americans have sacrificed together in this battle with the coronavirus.”
Adam’s Field pre-show cancelled
Unfortunately, the lingering uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 public gatherings in Washington State did not allow commitments to be made for a pre-show at Adams Field. Community Spirit, the non-profit that organizes and funds the show, could not commit to live band entertainment or food vendors for the pre-show this year.
Valley residents will not be allowed to sit at Adam’s Field but can watch the big aerial display from their own backyard BBQs, the dike paths on the river or other visual vantage points to observe social distancing.
Aerial Fireworks Display
The aerial fireworks display will begin promptly at 10 p.m. on July 4th. They will be shot from the Clarkston High School baseball field as usual. Some larger shells are planned so the fireworks will explode at higher elevations for better viewing from home locations. Tune your radio to our media sponsor, IdaVend Broadcasting and its family of local radio stations (The Outlaw 106.9, KRLC Hometown Radio 1350 AM and 93.1 FM or Y-105) to hear our national anthem followed by patriotic music that is choreographed to the fireworks bursts.
Public donations needed
“Funding for the annual fireworks display is a cooperative effort of individual donations and our regular corporate sponsors,” mentioned Sullivan. “The pre-show crowd donations normally fund about 10% of the fireworks costs. Without a pre-show this year other direct donations from the public would be appreciated to keep the show at its present level as costs continue to increase over time.” Fireworks supporters can make online donations now at LCValleyFireworks.org or mail your check to, “Community Spirit Fireworks”, 805 Stewart Ave, Lewiston, ID.
If you have any questions about the event, you can call our Event Coordinator Stephanie Herbert directly at (208) 413-6242 or email her at community [at] am-ins [dot] com.