JEFFERSON — The city of Jefferson’s Tourism Department and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce have teamed to offer their first Hot Air Balloon Mini-Glow event set for June 5 in Jefferson.
Admission for the co-sponsored event, to be held at the Jefferson Airport, is $10 per car.
“This is our first joint project with the city’s Tourism Department, and we have more to come,” said Marion County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Moore. “We will have five balloons here from the Longview hot air balloon event, and they will do a glow when it gets dark. This was their idea, and they had reached out to us with the idea for a mini-glow.”
Those wishing to climb in the basket of a hot air balloon and go up in the air can do so for $20 per person.
“They will go up to 20 feet in the air in the balloon,” Moore said.
The event also will feature food trucks on site, and those wishing to participate can still sign up by contacting Moore at (318) 347-5673.
“This is the same day as the Corvette show in town, so we will open the gates at the airport at 4:30 p.m. and give time for people to eat and go up in the balloons, then the glow will happen when it gets dark,” he said. “Things will probably really get started about 5:30 p.m.”
Moore said guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets and ice chests and set up at the airport for the glow.
“We are really hoping the glow will bring people from all over to visit Jefferson,” he said.
For information about the event, go to www.facebook.com/events/2908260992833736 .