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Join Fontbonne at the Great Forest Park Balloon Race

Back for our sixth year, Fontbonne University is sponsoring a balloon in The Great Forest Park Balloon Race. There are many ways to become involved with the balloon race and show off your Griffin Spirit!

As an incentive to show your Fontbonne pride, anyone who attends the balloon race and stops by the Fontbonne tent sporting their Fontbonne attire on Friday or Saturday will be entered to win one of 2- $50 VISA gift cards!

Want to get more involved? Click on the links on the right to learn more!

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race Schedule of Events

BALLOON GLOW - Friday, September 20, 2013

Park location: Central Field in Forest Park (near the Jewel Box), 7 – 9:15 p.m.
Firework display at 9:15 p.m.

BALLOON RACE - Saturday, September 21, 2013 
Cheer on the lucky Fontbonne student selected to ride in the Griffin balloon! And stop by our tent.

Park location: Central Field by the Jewel Box, Sat., noon – 6 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 22)

Event Schedule:
Sept. 21
Noon - Purina Children’s Entertainment Area Opens

Stop by the Fontbonne tent and enter drawings for big prizes if wearing Fontbonne attire!!

1 p.m. - School of Rock Entertainment Stage Opens
2 p.m. - Wehrenberg Theaters Photo Contest begins.
3 p.m. - Skydivers
3:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. - Energizer Hot “Hare” Balloon Launch
4:45 p.m. - “Hound” Balloon Launch begins – Go, Fontbonne!!!

Students: Don't forget to check out the Balloon Bash, sponsored by the Fontbonne Activities Board, on Thursday, September 19th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Medaille Meadow!

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