BICENTENNIAL BALLOON WATCH
Some of the messages are coming back from those who have
found Massena Bicentennial balloons that were floated skyward from
the closing ceremony on July 14th. The Bicentennial
Committee and the Massena Boy Scouts launched hundreds of helium-
filled balloons with messages about the Bicentennial. The
balloons traveled north and east with the light breeze.
Officials are hoping the balloons will carry their message a long
ways. Report your balloon by clicking this link: Balloon
Watch ... and sending us an E-Mail. Someone from the
committee will contact you soon, if you are a winner. Most
of the early E-Mails of balloon sightings have been in the Massena
area. Here's a sampling of excerpts from some of the
messages we have received:
-- "Hi - found a white balloon in my yard with a tag
telling me to email you." - Grove St., Massena
7/16/02 -- "My balloon is white. It landed at the fence at
the track (Massena High school). The tag says join our
celebration go to our website to learn more if you have
won a bicentennial prize."
7/16/02 -- "I found a white balloon on the John Story Trail
near the soccer fields."
7/16/02 -- "Found it in my flower garden on the road,
Highland Rd. Color of balloon is white."
7/15/02 -- "After the closing ceremonies on our drive home
to Grove Street we saw some balloons at the Nightengale school
playground. After seeing them, we stopped to pick up a
balloon for a keepsake, but now we're looking to win a
prize! We have three of them, one for each of us
children. Our ages are 14,13, and 9. Our parents
think it will be really neat for us to be there in 50 years to
see the time capsule opened with our children."
7/15/02 -- "We found two balloons. My four year old
son found a red BJ's balloon in some shrubs growing along the
walking trail next to J.W. Leary Junior High School... I
also found a balloon in my flower patch in front of our home on
Prospect Avenue here in Massena. My balloon is white... We
found both balloons Sunday when we went for an evening
7/15/02 -- "Received a red balloon in my back yard Monday
afternoon. Ridgewood Ave. Massena, NY."
7/15/02 -- "Highland Road, Massena. God Loves You And
So Do We!! Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a
7/15/02 -- "School Street, Massena, in my front yard."