A Helicopter Lands In Downtown Idaho Falls To Celebrate
If you drove near Capitol street in downtown Idaho Falls yesterday, you might have noticed a helicopter landing in the middle of the intersection. The American Flag was being delivered by helicopter to the Honor Guard to kick off the Centennial Celebration, followed by an attempt to put Idaho Fall’s Farr’s Candy Company in ‘the books’.
The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Honor Guard put on quite a show. Officers were in full-dress uniform for the ceremony, as a bagpipe played patriotic tunes while officers marched the American Flag to the Bonneville County Courthouse to be raised. After which, local families lined up to get a free serving of ice cream from Farr’s Candy Company.
KPVI reports - Farr’s Candy Company has been at it since 1911 and to celebrate, city officials shut down Constitution Way in downtown Idaho Falls and brought out music, antique ice cream trucks, and of course, ice cream. The owners of the Farr Candy Company wanted to make their 100th year memorable by scooping their way into the Guinness Book of World Records. Owner Kevin Call says the company’s success could not have been possible without the community. ”You know, tonight it really feels like I’m turning 100, says Farr’s Candy Company owner Kevin Call. “But it’s really an exciting time for us, and it’s the county’s 100th year anniversary. And so the county, the city, and us are all doing this together. It feels really good to have all this support and we hope everyone gets some ice cream out of it.”
The numbers are in and Farr’s Ice Cream will be officially inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records scooping 6,284 scoops of ice cream in just one hour.