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Hot Air Balloon Festival needs crew members

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chris Smart of the Dreamcatcher Hot Air Balloon Team loves to fly hot air balloons. He commented that each time he goes up in a balloon it feels like his first ride; each flight is just as exhilarating as the last. Smart along with his sister Pat Johnson will once again be taking care of the Heritage Days Hot Air Balloon Festival.

The Chamber of Commerce sponsored festival will take place Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22. Smart and his team are in need of crew members for this event and will be hosting a “learn to crew night” which will take place prior to Heritage Days for those interested in helping out during the festival. Those interested in learning to be a part of a hot air balloon crew should contact Smart at (260) 224-0251 as soon as possible. Participants must be 16 years of age to crew.

Balloon sponsors for the event currently include TCU, PHD Inc., Apex Clean Energy, RE/MAX, Bendix, Dean Foods, David Culp CPA, Bippus State Bank, Helena Chemical, Beacon Credit Union, Continental Structural Plastics, WSI Gas, Quality Inn, State Farm-Jake Stroup and Pioneer Seeds. Morning and evening launches will also take place weather permitting during the weekend and a balloon glow will take place at Huntington North High School Saturday evening along with a car show, bed race, emergency vehicles, clowns and food vendors.