And this wasn't the only location of a balloon launch! Stephanie has a huge blog following and there were simultaneous balloon launches happening all over the United States and beyond. You can follow her sister's or brother's blog to find out more. Also, my friend Anna wrote a really nice tribute to the Clark family. You can read it here.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday evening we went to the balloon launch for Stephanie and Christian. Apparently they have a tradition of letting off balloons for special occasions, birthdays, etc. and the Clarks organized this event in their honor. They sold balloons to raise money for the recovery expenses and there ended up being many more people than balloons. There was also food donated by a local caterer. It was really touching to see so many friends and family gathered together in this cause. We are all hoping and prayer for the best!