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      October 17, 2010

      Sunday   1:00 PM

      Atlanta, Georgia, United States
      Atlanta, Georgia

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      Harvest Balloon Festival

      Harvest Balloon Festival Flowery Branch, GA When I lived in Dallas, my favorite festival was the Plano Balloon Festival. Imagine watching 100 Hot Air Balloons perform a glow just before dawn, then watching them fill the sky. It was breathtaking. If you are not a morning person, no problem. Watch the late afternoon lift off. I was further enthralled with Hot Air Balloon Festivals when I flew into Albuquerque during the world's largest Balloon Festival. It was amazing as we landed surrounded by over 300 Hot Air Balloon. I have great memories of waking my children (young at the time) at 4:30 AM, carrying them to the car, blankets in tow, heading to East Plano to get a great spot on the hill overlooking the field where the balloon teams were filling the ground. We watched as the balloon teams unraveled the balloons, getting them ready for flight. We marveled at watching each and every balloon, glow in the dark, waiting for dawn, then lifting off, one by one at dawn, filling the North Texas sky. Now, you can experience this too. Join 35up as we experience the many colors of fall with magnificent balloons floating gracefully above Sterling on the Lake. Join us for a great day of fun with balloon rides, competition racing, tethered balloon rides and balloon glow. And on the ground there will be just as much excitement with pumpkin carving and painting, trolley rides, cooking demonstrations, a costume parade, face painting, kiddie games, and a concert in the evening. Make sure you bring your appetite because there will be food vendors, carnival sweets and a bake sale. Admission to the festival is free. We will watch the balloon flight in the late afternoon/early evening. However, if you can, I encourage you to make the trek to Flowery Mound before dawn to watch the balloon setup, glow and early morning flight at dawn as the balloons fill the sky over Lake Lanier. All proceeds from this event benefit National Military Family Association and Challenged Child and Friends. The National Military Family Association provides resources and support to families of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA and PHS. The Operation Purple� program consists of summer camps for children of deployed military members. Camps are open to military children of all ranks and services: active and reserve components. Operation Purple Family Retreats are designed to allow families to reconnect after experiencing the stresses surrounding a deployment and reintegration. Founded in 1985, Challenged Child and Friends is a 501c (3) non-profit organization located in Gainesville, Georgia on a 15 acre campus. They serve children with disabilities and their typical peers through state-of �the-art educational, therapeutic, nursing and family counseling services in an integrated environment. Driving Directions Take I-85 North and merge onto I-985 North. Take I-985 North to exit 12, Spouts Springs Road. Turn right and go two miles to the Sterling on the Lake community entrance and follow the signs to the Information Center.

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