Start Of Thurston Balloon Classic Delayed One Day

June 12, 2013
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Officials connected with the annual Thurston Hot Air Balloon Classic in Meadville say their event will now officially be started with the annual Night Glow on Thursday night.

The Thurston Classic was to have started Wednesday evening with the launch of a hydrogen gas balloon, one of the units which does not require a flame and can travel much greater distances that the typical balloon seen at the event, but that launch has been postponed until Saturday morning due to the threat of bad weather on Wednesday.

The balloon event is scheduled to run through Sunday, with most of the activities beginning at Robertson Field on the campus of Allegheny College.

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