Monument laser light show kicks off WyoBraska GIVES on Saturday

Published: Apr. 30, 2021 at 3:59 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Oregon Trail Community Foundation (OTCF) in conjunction with the City of Gering, Scotts Bluff National Monument and Rural Radio Network are proud to announce, “IGNITE GIVING” Monument Laser Light Show as the Official Kickoff Event for WyoBraska GIVES on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm.

IGNITE GIVING – Monument Laser Light Show will be the first of its kind in the area.

This 30-minute display will highlight the Scotts Bluff National Monument. Towering over 800 feet in the air, the Monument will provide the backdrop for a brilliant display of lights and special effects.

“This never-before-seen event embodies the spirit of the pioneer, blazing new trails and igniting the imagination of future generations. Scotts Bluff National Monument is proud to be a part of this collaborative, community event showcasing the Monument,” Superintendent Dan Morford.

Becky Horne, event coordinator for WyoBraska Gives and the Monument Laser Light Show says “The inspiration for this event came directly from spirit of our local Nonprofits. They all provide such essential services to our community yet have been hit the hardest over the past year with cancelled events and fundraisers. We knew this year, WyoBraska Gives had a tremendous opportunity to make a difference and create something impactful. Through this event, we hope to bring awareness to their needs and inspire giving for all who attend”

Connecticut based Laser Light Show Company, Dynamic FX, will provide full-range visual effect services. “We strive to always provide the best experience for our clients. Our team of professionals pays very close attention to detail while creating the stunning laser displays that set us apart from others. As a result of our diligence, we have been presented with an assortment of awards from the International Laser Display Association. Some of our wellknown clients include American singer Jennifer Lopez and Barbadian-American singer Rihanna, and Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris.” -Shane Martz CEO

The City of Gering, will provide strategic planning, traffic control, event parking, and public viewing sites to create a safe and secure experience for attendees of all ages. Patrons are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring blankets, lawn chairs and any essentials needed to maximize your viewing pleasure. In anticipation of heavy traffic, organizers say to plan to arrive early with a healthy dose of patience to ensure the safety of all volunteers and event patrons.

In the spirit of giving, designated public viewing and parking areas will be available to all spectators free of charge. Site maps and other details will be available on Oregon Trail Community Foundation’s Facebook page and website:

“For a full 24-hours on May 4th, our community will join together to support the causes we each care about most during the WyoBraska GIVES. Through virtual donations, you can give to one or several nonprofits with the click of a button. With minimum donations of $10, everyone has the opportunity to be a hero.” - Cathy McDaniel, OTCF Executive Director.

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