Balloon Glows, balloon races, parades, and cotton candy! What more could you want?! Friday evening on September 22 was the Balloon Glow at the New Haven park. Saturday, September 23, consisted of a parade around town, a balloon race, and a lot of tasty treats. Many people came out to view the fun events and hang out with friends and family.
As a spectator of the Balloon Glow Friday night, Makayla Jackson said, “It was very fun and relaxing. My favorite part was the cotton candy from the cheerleaders!”
Natalie Pecaut was lucky enough to ride in a balloon for the balloon race.
“I was more nervous than excited to ride in the balloon because I didn't know how it was going to land. My favorite part was getting to be so high and being able to see all of New Haven at once. I would definitely do it again if I could,” added Natalie.
Early Saturday morning the Marching Shamrocks participated in a parade at Sullivan.
Flautist in the band Sheny Delgado thought, “I think we've played better before but that was our second parade of the day. I was just glad we didn’t have to wear our band uniforms! It was hot enough in a t-shirt and shorts.”
Cheerleader Mikayla Maloney stated, “It was fun to sell cotton candy with my teammates and bond together. I enjoyed selling the cotton candy with everyone.”
Mischki Soete and Jean Oetterer helped the cheerleaders sell cotton candy.
Mischki thought, “It is always fun to watch the girls have fun but also work hard at the same time. They are an enjoyable group of girls to be around, always having fun and smiling. I’m proud of how hard they worked both days.”
The Balloon Glow is always a fun weekend for New Haven. These were just a few of the fun activities to watch and tasty treats to eat.