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East Helena prepares for Independence Day fireworks show

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 4:19 PM Updated:

HELENA - Next month, hundreds of people will visit East Helena for the annual Independence Day fireworks show, the biggest display in Lewis and Clark County.

Shellie's Country Cafe, which stepped in to save the show last year after the previous operators had funding trouble, said they've raised one-third of their goal to pay for the pyrotechnics this year.

According to Amee Myles, coordinator for the fireworks show, $30,000 was raised last year to put on the show.

This year, they are a little behind in fundraising efforts and also hope to raise $35,000 instead of $30,000.

The fireworks themselves cost $30,000, but Myles said anything raised in excess will go towards the Helena Veteran's Services.

"A lot of the reason we celebrate the Fourth of July is for our independence,” Myles said. “The people who brought us our independence should get more than just a show. We felt like we should bring some monetary value to the situation too."

The fireworks have already been purchased and Shellie's hopes donations will be enough to be reimbursed for the cost. Otherwise, they'll be on the hook for the difference.

Donations can be made online or in person at the original Shellie's Country Cafe at 3122 US-12 or the west side location at 908 Euclid Avenue in Helena.  

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