These shows just made their return to the Balloon
Fest weekend. An attempt for the past few years to hold them earlier
in the summer resulted in seeing insufferable weather conditions
that severely crippled interests of vendors, buyers, and those who
hoped to enjoy a pleasant time socializing and attending various
This weekend, vendors appeared happy to once again be a part of the
balloon festival. Several reported they were experiencing good
sales, and the laid back atmosphere in the park made shoppers happy
Downtown businesses were also happy with the turnout in their stores
on Saturday, noting it was nice to once again be part of Logan
County's largest festival.
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This year the weather could not have been more favorable
for the activities held in Latham Park on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sunday, Mayor Seth Goodman voiced that he thought this was a
great balloon festival, with perfect weather; large, large crowds,
and in all, just a great event.
[Jan Youngquist/Nila Smith]