Old Fashioned Fourth of July Family Fun Day in Idaho City 

Saturday, July 4

Making fireworks out of fire.

Making fireworks out of fire.

In early June, a fire in Idaho City destroyed several businesses including Calamity Jaynes, the Idaho City Trading Post, the Sarsaparilla Ice Cream Parlor, Old Time Photo, Main Street Floral and Candle Shop, and a vacant business.

Though no one was injured in the blaze, the entire town suffered both economically and emotionally, but the Old West pioneer spirit is alive and well in the small community of around 500 as Idaho City citizens (Idaho Cityzens?) are working to rebuild. They could use your support and the Idaho City Volunteer Fire Department promises to make it easy—and fun: There's a parade, kids' games, a triathlon, a wheelbarrow race, shootouts, a reading of the Declaration of Independence at John Brogan Park and fireworks at dusk in the football field.

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