HOPE Balloon Glow Festival planned at Hiwassee College
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Knoxville — The annual balloon festival will return to East Tennessee with the Celebration of HOPE Balloon Glow Festival at Hiwassee College.

Enjoy balloon rides, live music, food, games, and an inflatable Kid's Zone, and much more all while supporting Hiwassee College’s H.O.P.E.’s program from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Hiwassee College at 225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, TN 37354.

There will be a musical light show with 10 colorful hot air balloons beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Cost is $5 per adult, Children under age 12 are free.

“We are delighted to be bringing back a fall family favorite to East Tennessee,” said Lisa Bingham, publisher of Monroe Life Magazine and owner of The Bingham Group, a long-time supporter of Hiwassee College and company responsible for managing the event.

“We have 10 of the most talented balloon pilots in the country excited to entertain the community. We invite everyone to come out and join in the celebration!”

Hiwassee is a small Liberal Arts College built with student success in mind. The H.O.P.E. Program is just one more way Hiwassee College helps students on their road to success. H.O.P.E. is a new program benefiting very special students who have excelled in academics while coming from very difficult circumstances.

The program is a partnership with Holsten Homes and The Department of Children’s Services.

It provides qualifying students with funding for room and board, three meals a day and tuition to attend Hiwassee College. Not only does it provide financial support, but the program provides the moral and emotional support essential to excelling in school.