|Date||Thursday 20th March - Monday 24th March 2008|
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Late afternoon - 5pm: INFLATION AND FLIGHTS – Village Green behind Memorial Hall .
Morning – 7.00am: MASS ASCENSION – New World Carpark, Levin Mall Carpark, Village Green.
Late afternoon – 5pm: VARIOUS FLYING SITES AROUND LEVIN - as the weather depicts – listen to MORE FM.
(optional day for Mass Ascension if Friday is bad weather)
Morning – 7am: BUMP THE BLIMP – taking off from sites so balloons head for Lake Horowhenua. A helium filled weather balloon on a 50m tether – attached will be small balloons for retrieving as they fly by. Scored by colour and highest number decides winner.
Early afternoon to dusk – BALLOON NIGHT GLOW – Horowhenua Events Showgrounds, Victoria Street Gates open 3pm (Adults $8, Kids $5, Families $20 (2 adults + up to 4 kids) Balloon glow will commence at dusk, including balloons with light effects to music – people need to be there by 6pm, Includes food and craft stalls, displays of gliders, hotrods, bikes, cars, various attractions, and music – a great family event. There will also be remote control aircraft displays at Donnelly Park in the afternoon.
Morning – 7am: KEY GRAB – Donnelly Park, Collingwood/Grenville Sts . Balloonists launch from about 3kms away and fly to a target set up at the Park.
Morning – 7am: FLY TO THE LINE – Donnelly Park – Balloonists try to land as close to the marker as possible.
All events weather dependent – listen to MORE FM and/or check STATE INSURANCE windows on the corner of Oxford and Bath Sts, Levin, for updates.
Contact: Nick Spark 027 485 3632
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