Planning for Next Year’s Fireworks Show
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 24, 2018
This year’s fireworks show following the Cody Stampede Celebration received rave reviews from everyone who was able to view it.
Cody Chamber Director Tina Hoebelheinrich says that the Chamber received positive feedback about the display, which was coordinated by local pyrotechnics expert Chris Good. Hoebelheinrich says that all parties involved, and some new players, will be meeting next month to begin planning for next year’s display.
Hoebelheinrich says that the show this year cost $30,000, which was paid for through grant funds and private donations. The Chamber picked up the responsibility for the show after the Cody Skylighters disbanded, and thanks to some major sponsors, were able to cover the entire cost of the show, with seed money remaining for next year’s event.
Hoebelheinrich adds that the Chamber has recently been able to form a nonprofit 501-C-3 called the Cody Commerce Foundation, so anyone who wishes to donate for next year’s fireworks show can do so through a tax-deductible process. She says that the idea is to create sustainability.
The Big Horn Radio Network is planning to put on a golf tournament later this summer as a fundraiser for next year’s fireworks show, and Hoebelheinrich says that there are other fundraisers in the works as well.
The following businesses and organizations contributed significantly to the fireworks show: AmericInn Lodge and Suites; City of Cody; Cody Lions Club; Park County Rec Board; Sharee Brandes Paquette; Shoshone Rec District; Sunset Properties; Tanager Beverage; Trail Creek Ranch; Wilder Enterprises
The Chamber would also like to extend a sincere thank you to the Cody Volunteer Fire Department!