Balloons will launch to benefit Office on Aging


Staff Report



Wellington BalloonFest 2015 will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Clare-Mar Lakes Campground, 47571 New London Eastern Rd.

The grounds will open at 3 p.m. with live music through 9 p.m. There will be crafters, food vendors, activities, and games all day long, including a cornhole tournament, bingo, dunk tank, bungee run, and bounce house. A LifeShare Community Blood Services bus will be on site from 5-9 p.m. to take donations.

Weather permitting, a hot air balloon launch will take place at 6:30 p.m. At dusk (sunset is 8:49 p.m.), there will be a hot air balloon glow.

Hot air balloons will fly, tether, or be on display when suitable, safe weather conditions exist. The decision to inflate them is made near and prior to scheduled display, tether, or launch and flight times.

There are no wind checks, rain checks, or refunds.

The festival will be open rain or shine. The forecast calls for some clouds and a high of 86 degrees.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12 and older, and free for kids ages four to 11.

All proceeds benefit the Southern Lorain County Office on Aging.

Courtesy photo Wellington BalloonFest 2015 will be held Saturday, rain or shine, at Clare-Mar Lakes Campgrounds.

Courtesy photo Wellington BalloonFest 2015 will be held Saturday, rain or shine, at Clare-Mar Lakes Campgrounds.

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