What a gorgeous sight this morning....eleven beautiful hot air balloons flying over Des Moines in drive-time traffic. I hope you had a chance to see them! Nick Bruns of our marketing staff was on board Joel Worthington's balloon for his very first balloon flight. He had a wonderful experience, although he did think 2,000 ft. was plenty high! Congratulations to our two hot air balloon ride winners...Mike Nieland and Ray Holdsworth! To purchase your own hot air balloon ride during the Indianola Balloon Classic, call 1-800-690-1287. Should you need to purchase a balloon ride as a gift for someone at some other time, you call Joel Worthington (Nick's pilot) at Jake's Ballooning at 641-831-3034. The Indianola Balloon Classic gets underway tomorrow and runs thru August 2nd. For more information, go to www.nationalballoonclassic.com.
Be sure to check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/whoradio to see all the pictures of the hot air balloons this morning!
Willie Farrell was our special guest this morning just after the 7:30 news. The Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa is coming this weekend, July 25 and 26 to Western Gateway Park! Willie Farrell will be the Master of Ceremonies, with entertainment by the Little River Band, Gina Severino Gedler, the Gumbas, Sausage & Peppers Lonely Heart Clubs Band, I1 Gruppo Trattenimento Italiano and The Vince Chiarelli Combo and much, much more! The hours on Friday are 11AM to 1AM...Saturday 10AM-1AM. Admission is a monetary donation or canned food items for the Food Bank before 5PM. After 5PM, admission is only $5.00 for 12 and older.
Michelle Catoor stopped by just after the 8AM news to let us know about the Run For Blood event coming up August 2nd. More information can be found at www.LifeServeBloodCenter.org.
We're looking forward to seeing you sometime in the next couple of days....this afternoon from 3-6PM at G&L Clothing for their huge tent sale event (1801 Ingersoll), tomorrow morning at the Wildwood Lodge for our homemade ice cream event or Saturday morning from 9AM-Noon for the Blank Park Zoo Butterfly Festival!
Have a wonderful day!