POCATELLO — Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) announced today their excitement to present the annual Independence Day Firework Celebration held at the Bannock County Events Center on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
“We’re very excited to be able to provide this type of event to our community,” said Jake Erickson, CEO at BMH. “Like everything we do at BMH, this will be spectacular. It will be larger than anything ever done in past shows with new pyrotechnics and a fully synchronized audio component that will stir your heart with pride of being an American.”
Two years ago, BMH gained the reputation as a strong community partner when they stepped up and created one of the premier firework displays in the state at the now famous Bingham County Independence Day Firework Celebration in Blackfoot.
“The Bannock County firework show will be on top of what we already provide in Bingham County,” explained Mark Baker, Assistant Administrator at BMH. “Bingham Memorial is a regional healthcare provider with facilities throughout eastern Idaho. Pocatello, Chubbuck and the surrounding communities are part of our family, and we love being able to do things like this for the communities that we serve.”
Bannock County officials began talking about the need for a corporate sponsor last fall when it became apparent that the former organizational structure was going to have difficulty raising the funds needed to produce the show.
“BMH has really stepped up in a big way,” said Bannock County Commissioner Terrel Tovey. “We were still facing a shortfall from last year’s firework show, and if not for BMH, I don’t know if a show would have happened at all.”
This new sponsorship structure, similar to that in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot, removes the financial burden from Bannock County and leaves the entire responsibility of the firework show up to the corporate sponsor.
“For BMH to take on not only the financial burden of the pyrotechnics, but also the hundreds of hours to plan and execute such a dynamic show is a tremendous load off our plates,” said Commissioner Tovey. “It has allowed us to focus our attention on the activities of the day where there will be music, food, and other festivities to celebrate the holiday. And it will all culminate with Bingham Memorial’s Firework Celebration. We couldn’t be happier with this arrangement and we know that the citizens of Bannock County will not be disappointed by the show that BMH has in store.”