Lewiston prepares for a tsunami of attendees to their annual Fourth of July event

<a href=”http://www.lewiston-ut.org/Default.html” target=”_blank”>Lewiston City</a> council member, Jonna Westover heads the planning committee for the town’s annual <a href=”http://www.lewiston-ut.org/July4.html” target=”_blank”>Fourth of July event</a> and says they’re expecting a turnout that is five times the size of their population.

She said the event is a 121 year tradition that is an investment into its community.

“The city puts in some money but we also have a lot of sponsors,” Westover said.

Westover said they had so many private sponsors for fireworks that the display could be almost twice as big as in previous years.

She said the rodeo is well-known in the rodeo circuit.

“We have teams coming in from Idaho, Wyoming, Utah of course and then as well as Oregon,” Westover said. “They will include Percherons, Clydesdales, Friesians and Belgians.

Westover said the prize value for each event increases each year. This year’s horse pull winners will receive $500.

She said this year the rodeo is on July 2 and the Fourth will kick off at 6AM with the canon salute, raising of the flag and pancakes.

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