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Kyra Biarkis, senior, climbs into the basket and looks skyward as three pilots fire up the hot air balloons burners. Though the weather on Friday was too unstable for visitors to float more than a few feet off the ground, children and adults still climbed into the balloon baskets to be lifted into the air. Volunteers were allowed to ride free of charge.
Photo by Thea Gonzales

Hot air balloon festival gathers donations and excitement

September 28, 2017

For the 10th year in a row, the Quad Cities Balloon Festival gathered awe and excitement from audiences as 22 hot air balloons launched into the East Moline sky on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23. Darrell...

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