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Archive for December 11, 2014

Eye of the Owl

Dale climbed a ladder to take a picture of the Owl Hot Air Balloon that is being built for/by Brie.

This Picture is of one half of the left eye. The eye is 15 feet across and the iris
is 10 feet wide. The little white circle in the eye is the owl’s Twinkle.

As of today we have completed the horizontal sewing of panels to complete all 16 vertiacal gores. The top cap panels have been put together, registration marks installed and we will start to sew the long gores soon!

A big thank you to all the club members who have helped already – but there is still much to do! Watch for brie’s posts looking for help when she will be coming out to keep working on the balloon.


Owl Eye

Vankleek Hill Santa Parade

Here’s a video of the Hot Air Balloon Basket Float!

“We had 6 baskets with 10 Burners running a great crowd pleaser.”


Vankleek Hill Santa Clause Parade – Dec 5th

Here is a message from Bill:

The Santa Clause parade of lights is set for Vankleek 
Hill this coming Dec 5thAll those wishing to attend 
and participate please call Bill.

More volunteers are needed, even non-club members....

Thanks to all

PS we made the inside cover of the Riview winter events Catalog.

Hope to see ya all soon.

Wild bill EH!!!

New Owl Hot Air Balloon Project

Brie has been busy working on her new Owl Balloon.

All the Fabric has been cut. A process that took 2 days, and all the panels are now waiting to be assembled.

Here we see 2 gores assembled, the white circle making one eye, waiting for the Iris to be installed, after the long seams are put together.

More to come!