(Honesdale, June 10, 2016)… Head on down to the end of Main Street Honesdale on Saturday morning, June 18th, and you may have a chance to see all of Honesdale from high up in the air. Roots & Rhythm has teamed up with Re/Max Wayne to offer tethered hot-air balloon rides on the day of the festival from 9am – 11am. A nominal fee will be charged, and all proceeds will benefit the non-profit Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival.
“We just really wanted to help the community and Roots & Rhythm,” says Tim Meagher, Re/Max Wayne. “Weather permitting, we should be able to take up two to three people at a time in the basket of the Re/Max balloon.” Meagher says the balloon is flown by an experienced professional pilot.
A tethered balloon ride is when the balloon is tied to the ground with three or four strong ropes to keep it from flying away. Again, weather permitting, more than 100 people could be taken up in a two-hour period. Tethered flights usually fly between 25 and 100 feet in the air. The exact height depends on many factors, including wind, terrain, location, anchor points, number of passengers and so on. Most participants are asked to sign a Waiver of Responsibility.
Roots & Rhythm is thrilled to have Re/Max in its corner!