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I've started creating my bucket list and a hot air balloon ride will be high on it.
I went looking for info on the next Rogue Valley Balloon Rally for next summer to link to here and to put it on my calendar as something I would like to attend if only to watch. But the last RV Rally I found any info on was the July 2010. Then I found a Medford Mail Tribune article about them loosing their funding and canceling in 2011.
What a shame as it was a marvelous charity with the money it raised going to Miracle Children's Network in the Rogue Valley. The money was raised by offering rides on a tethered balloon for $3.
Another option would be to find out how much the local balloon pilot charges for untethered rides which I'd really prefer anyway. But I'd still like to attend a rally or festival in which dozens of balloons take to the sky.