Publicity for the 2012 Pioneer Day Celebration is under the direction of the PUBLIC AFFAIRS committee, Larry Fisher Chairman, 221-3744,  Please feel free to download any of the following publicity items that are pre-approved by the committee.

For more information on PUBLICITY please contact TED CRANDALL at 208-237-6894 or 208-760-9191

(Ward Bulletin specialists please run until July 21th.)


We are celebrating “FAITH in our Country”!  We invite everyone to join in the fun with your family and friends. Mark your calendar for this great event!  Here are the details……

YOUTH DANCE and ACTIVITY -  Friday July 20th,  Pocatello North Stake 8 :30-11:00 p.m.  All youth ages 14 to 18 and friends are invited.  Dress is casual, but nice, with no bare shoulders, midriffs, or shorts above the knees, please.  Admission is free, however a donation of canned food, for the Idaho Food Bank is suggested.

Curt Doggett, 237-9156,

BIKE RIDE & FUN RUN -  This is a great event to start the day!  Meet at Ross Park at 6:30 a.m. No registration required.  First start a 28 mile to Inkom and back, than a kids ride.  The funrun 5k starts at 7:00 a.m. followed by a kids run.  No registration required!  All ages and skill levels are welcome. 

Kirk Hartman, 221-2379,

PARADE – The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at Holt Arena.  The parade route runs down 15th to Center to Main Street in Old Town.  All floats must be at the Holt Arena by 8:00 a.m. for line up and judging.  Please register all floats or individual entries in advance at  There will be prizes for the best floats!  For parade questions call Wade Mooso at 313-3342,  We are excited to have Cpl. Phillip Baldwin of Ft. Hall our Parade Grand Marshal.

FAIRGROUNDS – Gates open at the Fairgrounds at 11:00 a.m.  The Arena Events will start with a Grand Opening Flag Ceremony at 12:00 noon.  Other Fairground activities and food will openved from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Most events are free, but some charge a fee. Tickets for food and events can be purchased on site.

GRANDSTAND ARENA EVENTS -    Mutton Busting for children under 50 pounds will be held from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Weigh in will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Children must be registered in advance to participate.  You can register at McKee’s or Vickers Western Wear.  Registration forms are available on the website  Indian Bareback Race will start at 3:00 p.m.  The Grand Finale Chief’s Race will begin at 3:45 p.m.  These are exciting!  We will also be treated with Native American dancing.  Come see the action!

Monte Smith , 232-4503,

Casey Price, 317-8839,

FOOD - There will be great food!  Chuck Wagon Dinner, Hamburgers, Pizza, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy and much more!  Free watermelon and free hot dogs for kids under 12!

Michael Ludwig, 223-1881,

ACTIVITIES – The fun just keeps on coming with a Dunking Booth, Water Slides, Bouncing Toys, Mini Train, Hand Cart Pull, Kiddie Horse Back Rides, Air-soft Target Shooting,  Petting Zoo, Pioneer Doll Making, Face Painting, Pioneer Store and much more!

Vermon Esplin, 238-5836,

ENTERTAINMENT – There will be toe-tapping, on-going entertainment at Fairgrounds Theater throughout the celebration.  Contact Stephen Baer at 478-6526 or 705-5524, if you would like to help.

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