Inaugural Fireworks Display A Surprise To Nearly Everyone

One of the last things to close out the inaugural activities around the swearing in of Kristi Noem as Governor was a vivid fireworks display along the Missouri River at the Inaugural Ball held at Pierre’s Ramkota River Centre. That fireworks display was a surprise…to nearly everyone, as it wasn’t publicly promoted by Inaugural planners and a fireworks permit never came before the Pierre City Commission…

Pierre Mayor Steve Harding says Fire Chief Ian Paul reviewed the details of the display to ensure it was done safely…

Harding says the Inaugural events, paid for by sponsors and privately funded were well received by those taking in the experience…

Matt and Stephanie Judson of Pierre chaired the 37 member Inaugural Committee, while 148 volunteers donated their time to assist in pulling off the hour long inaugural ceremony, receiving line and two balls, both with grand marches at both the Capitol and Ramkota.