Staci Scheurenbrand and Drew Bracken from the National Balloon Classic joined us in the studio this morning just after the 8:30 news.  The Classic gets underway tomorrow evening and runs thru August 3rd.  Staci reminded everyone that the balloons go up at 6:30AM and 6:30PM, weather permitting.  The morning flights are "competition flights" and it's free to come out to the balloon field to watch.  There is a parade on Saturday.  Night glows are both Friday evenings as well as on Wednesday and Thursday.  Fireworks on both Saturday evenings.  Be sure to be listening to WHO Radio each morning and evening to find out if the flights are on or whether they have been cancelled due to weather conditions.   For more information, visit their website at

Amy Baker of the Dowtown Des Moines Farmers Market joined us this morning just after the 7:30 news.  Sweet corn season is finally heere and you'll be able to get plenty of it at the Farmers Market this Saturday!  For more information, go to

Please stop by Ashton White's lemonade stand tomorrow morning, give a donation to his educational fund and receive some great Anderson Erickson Lemonade in the Icy Cold To Go bottles.  Take some to the office or plan for an upcoming BBQ or party.  Remember, Community State Bank will be matching the funds Ashton receives up to $1500.00!  We'll be in front of Valley West Mall, west main entrance from 5-9AM.  We'll see you there!

Have a good day!