NSB Balloon & Sky Fest News

Be a Volunteer at Balloon & Sky Fest, April 17-19

To pull off an event this large, and with all the various activities going on – air shows, balloons, music, carnival, animals, rides, Inspiration Village – it takes a small army of volunteers.

There are still several volunteer spots open on the schedule. You could:

– help inflate or take down a hot-air balloon
– collect tickets for the Aaron Tippin concert
– guard a fence area or the flightline
– collect admission tickets
– handout the Official Program
– and much more

You'll get into the event for free, and will receive the official Volunteer T-Shirt for 2015, as well as some other perqs.

See all the details and the contact information HERE.

Or come to The Hub on Canal Street tomorrow at 2:30 pm (Sunday April 12) to check out the opportunities.

It's FUN, and it's for a great cause!

Veterans: Special Guests at Balloon & Sky Fest

Military veterans are again the welcomed guests at Balloon & Sky Fest in 2015.

All veterans (with ID) get in free all weekend, April 17-19, and all will be honored and remembered in many ways.

Halifax Health - Hospice will be present all weekend, providing special thanks and pinning ceremonies to all vets who visit their tents. During the afternoon air shows, Halifax is sponsoring special ceremonies, singling out several veterans to receive plaques. The ceremony will culminate in a tribute to all those vets who have passed on, with "Echo Taps" being played while tow P51 Mustangs fly by.

Other areas of interest at Balloon & Sky Fest concerning the military and its veterans include:

– the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall.
– the Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and movie tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, accompanied by a Red Tail P-51 Mustang. (This exhibit sponsored by Bethune-Cookman University.)
– the Agent Orange Quilt of Tears.
– a B-17 bomber, "Aluminum Overcast," offering rides and tours.
– Vietnam-era Huey and Cobra helicopters offering rides.
Aaron Tippin LIVE! in concert under the stars on Saturday night; Aaron honors veterans at every show - watch for a special US Marine in full dress uniform...
– several military warbirds on display.

See BalloonandSkyFest.com for all of the details of the entire weekend.

Thank you, veterans!