[August 23, 2013]
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Thursday evening the 40th
annual Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival got off to a terrific start
with media night. The skies were somewhat cloudy, but the winds
were mild and so were the temperatures.
Among the balloonists who came
out to the airport for the exclusive media guests were local
balloonist Seth Goodman with his new balloon Done Deal!, pilot
Larry Owen with his balloon S.S. Rolo Fitzpug, pilot Betsy Kleiss
with her balloon Bottoms Up, new-to-the-festival pilot Jared
Miller with his Fiery Gizzard, and the guests of honor, this year's
grand marshals of the Friday pilots parade, Jim and Nancy Ireland
with their balloon Sunglow.
The Irelands were asked to
snip the ribbon on the first official event of the weekend. They will also be on hand at another ribbon-cut
Friday afternoon prior
to the parade that will run a course from Wyatt Avenue to the
Logan County Airport.
Pictures by Lisa Ramlow