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July 12, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Ride – Practice Run for the Red Rock Lake Balloon Fest

First hand account from the balloon

(Continued)

Pella —

Riding in a hot air balloon for an hour and a half was an awesome experience, and watching 29 balloons launch and fly over Lake Red Rock and seeing them lit up at night is just as fun. In its third year, the Balloon Fest has added more balloons and events into the fest, and they hope to continue to add balloons and more entertainment into the next events. Pilots and enthusiasts come from all over the Midwest to watch and fly hot air balloons over Iowa's largest lake, the only balloon fest in Iowa like it.  

 “It helps the economy and brings money into the towns,” Kissinger commented.

It will be interesting to see what more they come up with for next year’s event, and seeing more balloons scatter across the sky. 

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