Hey All! If you’re looking for something to do this Friday, June 20, you might want to consider coming to Wellington for the first ever Hot Air BalloonFest! The launch sight is at the American Legion, 518 S. Main St. which is also State Rt. 58. It’s about 1 mile south of State Rt. 18 which is the center of town. The festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with 11 balloons scheduled to lauch. There are many other events scheduled for that evening also. At 5 p.m. there is an ala carte dinner of hot dogs, steakbergers, bratwurst, potato salad, baked beans and beverages. At 6 p.m. is the Southern Star Band.
The flight launch is at 6:30 p.m. with Para-gliders at 7. The Four Lads perform at 8 p.m. (ticket prices are $8.00 per person) and at 9:30 there will be a balloon glow (lighted balloon in flight). Throughout the evening there will be children’s games, face painting, balloon sculptures, clowns, and 50/50 raffles. In case of rain or high winds, come on June 21 for the launch at 7 p.m. If you do come, and you know you want to!, bring blankets, chairs, and don’t forget your camera! The entire fest is FREE except for the dinner and The Four Lads tickets. For more information go to Wellington website. http://www.villageofwellington.com/CurrentEvents.asp?EID=132
Then you will want to spend the night at Hallauer House B & B so that you can enjoy the festivities in Oberlin the next day, June 21! Oberlin is hosting the very popular 3rd annual Chalk Walk which is sponsored by the Allen Memorial Art Musuem, Main St. Oberlin, Oberlin Public Library, and FAVA (Firelands Association of Visual Art). The
masterpeices are being done by professional sidewalk painters but everyone will have the opportunity to let their creative juices flow! Pick up the FREE supplies and create your own chalk walk creations! Last year more than 400 people put chalk to sidewalk and many more were on hand to watch.
For more information go to the AMAN website. http://www.oberlin.edu/amam/OberlinChalkWalk.htm
Also taking place in Oberlin on June 21st is the Walk the Walk; Chalk the walk at the Oberlin Heritage Little Red Schoolhouse. You can drop in there and enjoy a number of free, chalk related games, including hopscotch and beanbag toss, blackboards, slate boards. There will be full tours of the historic buildings at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. ($6.00 fee for adults) For more information go to the Heritage website: http://www.oberlinheritage.org/upcoming.html#chalk
So come on over to Lorain County to Wellington and Oberlin for some close to home fun! We’ll see you there!