National Balloon Classic 2017 7-29-17

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A near record crowd hot air balloon fans filled the hillsides at the National Balloon Classic launch field July 29 for opening ceremonies, balloon launches and music. Ibuki Miyagawa of Kofu, Japan found clover blooms in the seating area of the launch field to make a necklace made of the blooms. She is among a groups of exchange students attending a Lincoln High program through Central Academy. They are hosted by Iowa Sister Schools.