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It was a "Spooktacular" weekend for a Hot Air Balloon Festival.  This event has been billed the largest fall laser lit hot air balloon, music and glow festival in North America. It has become a premiere family entertainment attraction in Pennsylvania, specifically the Lehigh Valley. We were so excited to be able to participate in this event for the first time, and hope we will be able to return in 2024. It was great fun to meet and greet so many nice people from near and far.

The event drew an enormous crowd - on Saturday, in particular, when the weather was most favorable. People came from all over Pennsylvania from Western and Central PA, to Northeastern PA and the Philadelphia area and its suburbs, and many locations in between. We also had many out of state visitors to our tent, many who have had visits to Patient First in New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.

What a thrill it was to have our own branded Patient First sponsored basket on one of the giant balloons! We even got to meet the balloon pilot and his crew. They were great people and so friendly.

Although windy conditions on Friday and Sunday kept the balloons grounded, dozens of technicolored balloons lifted off just after sunrise and before sunset on Saturday, creating quite a spectacular sight. The Lehigh Valley sky just north of our Allentown, PA center was filled with a spectrum of color against the scenic backdrop of the Lehigh Gap. Those seeking extra thrills stayed after dark on Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy a live DJ, laser light show, Balloon Glow, and fireworks. To accommodate everyone, Sunday was designated as "Family Fun Day," and the festival gave back to the community by hosting a free day of fun for special needs children and adults. What a great event this was for one and all. Our kudos to event organizers, and to the many balloon pilots and their crews and other vendors who stopped by to make our experience such a good one!

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