To the Editor:
As Balloonmeister of this past weekend’s Caledonia Bluff and Valley Balloon Rally, I’d like to extend my sincerest thanks to four groups of people: the sponsors who assisted greatly with the finances for the event, the host families who welcomed pilots and crew into their homes (Again, this is a very unique feature of the rally!), the committee members whose diligence to the smallest detail made everything go so smoothly and the fine citizens of Caledonia who came out to the launch field, cheered our takeoffs and attended the wine tasting and silent auction.
Your city and its surroundings are a jewel of southeast Minnesota, and your people are top-notch. We’re already looking forward to returning next December!