Hot air balloons a big hit in Canton | News
MADISON, MS (WLBT)- Canton was glowing Saturday evening as more than 20 balloons took center stage.
The 26th annual Mississippi Championship Balloon Fest is a special fundraiser for The Good Samaritan Center.
The group hoped to raise several thousand dollars in a golf ball drop fundraiser just before the traditional balloon glow.
Unique balloons featuring cartoon characters and colorful displays is one reason organizers believe the event is a success, drawing about five thousand people each year.
"It's a really great family friendly event. Lots of families with kids bring their blankets. People have their coolers out. It's great fun for everybody," said The Good Samaritan Center Marketing Director, Joanna Puddister.
Another competition flight takes place Sunday morning before a Mississippi champion is named.
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