The wind wins today - 23rd Annual Balloon Race Cancelled

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New Haven, Mo. – Today the winds win.  Despite the beautiful weather and blue sky, wind conditions are too dangerous for pilots to launch.

Special thanks to the pilots, sponsors and crew for coming out today; the race itself is officially cancelled.  However some pilots may attempt to lift off for recreational purposes.

We will have a special story about one pilot, John Essermann.  He is the gentleman who is known for his black fox hat.

We will also have tons of photos and what all takes place in putting together a Hot Air Balloon Race.