Hope Hosts Hot Air Balloon Event

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The annual Balloons of Hope
will be June 19-20 at Hope Fair Park. The event is a chance to visit with
pilots and see hot air balloons up close. Balloonmeister Shelley Caraway of
Kilgore, Texas is set to give a narrative during the glows. Tethered rides will
be available at the balloon glows on Friday and Saturday nights (cost is $5 per
ride) and private rides can be scheduled with the individual pilots. Balloons
are set to fly mornings and late afternoons with the glows at night. Along with
hot air balloons there will be riding lawn mower races 10-4 on Saturday in the
Rodeo Arena and a Classic car display from 10-2. A Kids Fishing Derby is set
for 9-noon on Saturday at Huckabee Lake in the park. There will also be a wide
range of music on hand including Bluegrass on Friday night, a Patsy Montana
Tribute early Saturday afternoon, Memphis DJ Alex Ward from 4:30-7:30pm, and
more Patsy Montana Tribute music featuring Janet McBride starting at 8. The
park is located on Hwy 174S. For more information call 870-777-7500.


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