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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pirates Of Canyon Balloon Rally schedule posted!

Balloon rally to begin Friday in the canyon

By BRAD NEWMAN Amarillo Globe News
The Pirates of the Canyon Amarillo Invitational Balloon Rally is planned this weekend.

The fifth annual event is expected to feature 27 hot air balloons from throughout the U.S.

Activities are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday, with a mass ascension planned at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. A balloon glow is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at John S. Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 S. Bell St.

Saturday's festivities will include a competitive flight over Amarillo, a meet-and-greet with balloon pilots and a mass ascension.

The rally concludes with another early morning mass ascension at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

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