Keystone prepares for influx of visitors
As the town of Keystone prepares for a huge influx of visitors to their small quarters, they want give some information to those heading into town.
It’s been 11 years since Mount Rushmore National Memorial held the Independence Day fireworks display. The people of Keystone have been preparing in many ways.
The town is bringing in extra portable toilets with hand sanitizer available. Electronic signs will be up to help direct people available parking and directions.
3 different parking areas will be designated for non fireworks ticket holders. One of parking areas’ proceeds will benefit 2 non profit organizations in town, the Senior Citizen Center and the Historical Society.
The Keystone Visitors Center will be open from 8 a.m. -8 p.m. to help answer any questions.
Additional food vendors will be in town for the weekend and some businesses will be hosting watch parties.
Officials say to wear your walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring cash for parking costs which may range between 10-20 dollars.
With the town already filling up, city officials are asking for cooperation and patience from all who visit.
Robin Pladson, the Keystone Chamber Director, says, “It’s been a long time since we had the fireworks up at Mount Rushmore and just for everyone to be careful and safe and especially patient.”