Ascension Parish hosts hot air balloon festival

Ascension Parish hosts hot air balloon festival
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 5:04am

The Ascension Parish Festivals and Cultural Council has announced that new dates have been set for the upcoming 2012 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival.

Festival events, including bands, balloon glows and a children’s area will take place on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 from 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana.

Championship Hot Air Balloon events, including key grab and closest to competitions will take place in the early mornings of Friday, September 21, Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Competition flights will take off from various Ascension Parish locations.

Interested sponsors, pilots and vendors are asked to visit the 2012 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship website at www.ascensionballooning.com, or call Charlotte Guedry at 225.673.1710.

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