SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Although the wind was too strong to allow for launch, balloons were available for spectators at Forest Park to see up close Friday evening. The crowd was not disappointed with the opportunity to talk with balloon pilots, watch basket setups, envelope fills, and uprighting a balloon.
Balloon activities are planned with tasks flights at dawn at the Forest Park soccer field on Saturday morning and at Ninth Street beach Sunday morning. A balloon glow and tethered rides are planned beginning at 4 p.m. at the dam spillway.
Photos by Valorie Eversole