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About Balloons Over Anderson

A group of local balloonist and volunteers are dedicated to continuing the balloon festival tradition in Anderson, SC.  The festival takes place in the fall drawing people to the Upstate  from surrounding states and showcasing the gorgeous colors of the season.  About 25 balloons will take to the Anderson skies from the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center launch field located on Woodcrest Drive.  Many other exciting air sport activities and events are planned for the entertainment and participation of attendees.
 

Balloons Over Anderson is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation that chose the Education category to inspire young people to consider a career in aviation and to sponsor and conduct various events and festivals related to hot air balloons and other air sport related activities for the benefit of the greater Anderson County area.  To enhance the educational aspect of the festival, we are working with our local Civil Air Patrol to help fund their education.  We are also hoping to develop a scholarship fund with Tri-County Tech. Of course the money raised will help pay for this program.

Mission Statement

The purposes of the corporation are to educate the general public about hot air balloons and other air sport related activities, to sponsor and conduct various events and festivals related to hot air balloons and other air sport related activities for the benefit of the greater Anderson County area, and to engage in such other activities as are related to and/or ancillary to such purposes. This corporation shall be organized and operated exclusively for the charitable, recreational and educational purposes described above. No part of any net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, and no substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall be for carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and this corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office. This corporation shall irrevocably dedicate its assets to charitable, recreational and educational activities.


 

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