Local Firefighters Host Annual “March in March” Fighting Childhood Cancer


Abbie Nelson, Staff Writer

The Idaho Falls Fire Department Pipes and Drums will be raising money to fight childhood cancer on St. Patrick’s Day for an annual event nicknamed “March in March.”

The IFFD Pipes and Drums is a local nonprofit organization, consisting of a band of current and retired firefighters.

According to a news release from the Idaho Falls Fire Department, the band will play at various restaurants and pubs in Idaho Falls on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, including:

  • Idaho Brewing Company at 5:30p.pm
  • Mackenzie River Pizza at 6:15 p.m.
  • The CeltIrish Pub at 7 p.m.
  • Black Rock Fine Wine and Craft Beer at 7:15 p.m.
  • The House on Park Pub at 7:30 p.m.
  • The House on Park Club at 7:30 p.m.
  • Frosty Gator at 8:15 p.m.

The event will not only include music, there will also be volunteers selling both t-shirts and sweatshirts. Firefighter helmets will be passed around the crowd at each location with a portion of the proceeds going toward the effort to fight childhood cancer.

This year is a little bittersweet though, as one of the members is the father of Thunder Ridge’s own Mason Grimment who recently lost his battle to osteosarcoma. In lieu of that, Mason’s younger siblings, Eli and Ella, were given the opportunity to draw the logo for this year’s “March in March” in honor of their brother.

Everyone in the community is invited, and as Thunder Ridge Senior Bryn Kirkendoll, said “I think this is an amazing event and it would be great to see TRHS students out there supporting Mason and his family, as well as other families going through similar battles.”

According to a news release to EastIdahoNews.com, “The IFFD Pipes & Drums band has been playing at local community events and funerals for fellow first responders across Idaho since 2006. The annual March in March is their largest fundraiser.”

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