Labor Day weekend full of hot air balloons
Harvard, in Illinois, was celebrating Labor Day weekend with its very first annual hot air balloon festival. The event was scheduled on the Sunday and Monday of the weekend, ...
“One balloon hit the ground, flipped and popped right back up…I don’t know how they do it. It’s beautiful.”A free pancake and sausage breakfast was laid on for attendees and volunteers by the Middletown Christian School’s Foundation. Development director for the school, Roger Brandenburg, said that 12 volunteers prepared 26 pounds of bacon, 10 pounds of sausage and 2,000 pancakes. The turnout this year was very high, and it is thought that the economic boost to the city has surpassed $2 million. This is, in part, due to the fact that competitors often stayed in local hotels and ate at restaurants in the area. On Friday and Saturday evenings, crowds also queued up all night for a new spaceship slide, further highlighting the popularity of the event.
Fittingly in the run-up to Balloons Around the World Day today, two hot air balloons recently made history when they took off from Derby city centre. This was the first occas...
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