100 years of dam fun: County prepares for annual American Falls Day activities

The full schedule for American Falls Day is available in this week’s print edition

The Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to come celebrate American Falls Day and the Power County Centennial on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Lee Street Park with this year’s theme “100 Years of Dam Fun”.

The much anticipated theme parade begins at 10 a.m. with line-up starting at 9 a.m. by Bingham Co-op. The Chamber is asking all present and past county elected officials to lead the parade on the grand marshal float.

The new parade route will go down Fort Hall Ave. turn right onto Lee Street and end on Hillcrest Ave.

Park events open at Lee Street Park immediately following the parade. Events include several vendors, games, and booths which will remain open until 4 p.m.

Events held at the park this year include a home-run derby at Magnuson Field, the Power County Historical Society Centennial Expo which will be showcasing heritage displays and demonstrations, the P.C. Rodeo Committee Chicken Flop Bingo, the Les Schwab Car Show, a four person team dodge ball tournament sponsored by the AFHS girls’ soccer team, and the Power County centennial rifle drawing to name a few.

In addition to the vendors at Lee Street Park, a number of events will simultaneously take place in different areas of American Falls.

There will be a “Dam Jam” 3-on-3 basketball tournament held at William Thomas Middle School starting Thursday, Aug. 1, and ending Saturday, Aug. 3. The A.F. Masonic Lodge/A.F. Chamber Golf Scramble will be at the American Falls Golf Course, the Kyle Curry Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament will be held at Willow Bay, and the A.F. Summer Band Program concert will be at the American Falls Golf Course.

To wrap everything up American Falls Day parade awards will begin at 5 p.m. at the American Falls Golf Course. There will be hot dogs on sale for a dollar.

Chamber President Kurtis Workman said that even though construction has caused some confusion as to the location of American Falls Day the community remains excited about the event.

“Initially there was some confusion, but I think that with people being able to see the scope of the downtown project, it has left people with a better understanding of why changes were made. However, over the last week the community has been getting excited about American Falls Day. There have been some great partnerships formed to help us overcome some of the changes, S & J Electric is providing power for that day, Les Schwab planned their car show accordingly, Jeremy Peirsol of Parks and Recreation has always been a great help, and that’s just a few. The general excitement over American Falls Day is fun to see,” said Workman.

For additional information check out the chamber website at amfallschamber.com or call Eric Sorenson at 339- 4190.

 

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