RE/MAX Balloon Launch @ Morrow County Fair Benefits 4H Clubs

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Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna RealCom 436567

Again this year, our Mount Gilead, OH RE/MAX office launched the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon from the grounds of the Morrow County Fair.  The fair runs through Labor Day and this year we had the honor of being the organizers of a raffle to benefit local 4H programs and children in Morrow County.

We distributed raffle tickets to the 4H clubs who sold the tickets throughout the community with 100% of the ticket sales going back to the local 4H programs.  The 4H'ers did a great job and were able to raise $1000 for themselves.

The lucky winners of the ride in the balloon were Bart Wilhelm and Donna Artz, who were putting their faith and trust in RE/MAX Balloon pilot Dick Sigler's hands.  The launch went off without a hitch, and although the wind was VERY calm, the balloon made it's way directly south from the fairgrounds and had a soft (upright) landing in the back yard of Carl and Inis Edwards on County Road 124 just east of Cty Rd 24 near Cardington.Just Landed @ Carl & Inis Edwards Yard

We want to thank Carl and Inis for their hospitality by allowing us to land in their yard.  Plenty of folks along the way got out of their cars to see the RE/MAX Balloon float by.

Although this writer was part of the "crew" to get the balloon up and ready to go and then drove the chase vehicle to retrieve balloon, pilot and occupants, I have flown before and I strongly recommend that if you ever have the chance to go, say "YES"

To see all the pix of the take off, flight, and landing, follow this link

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Herb Baldwin, e-Pro, Realtor, CDPE

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Love to support 4Hers they are the future of our rural communities!

Great job Herb and the rest of the folks at Re/Max Genesis.

Sep 06, 2009 01:34 AM #1
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Sounds like an event not to be missed.  Thanks for sharing...I just love county fairs.

Sep 06, 2009 02:14 AM #2
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Jim,

We had a great time and the community loves it as well.  Later in the fall we'll have an office "birthday" party, invite the community and have music, free food, and games for the kiddies (all to raise money for United Way and there we'll be having tethered rides (up & back down) with ticket sales proceeds going to United Way too.

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