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Pajama fest returns to Balloon Race


Balloon Race news release:

Keep those pajamas on and don’t touch your hair! Attend The Great Reno Balloon Race on Saturday, Sept. 12, dressed in your PJs and sporting your best bed-head at the World’s Largest Pajama Party. Be sure to stop by the Pajama Fest tent to get your picture taken by the Pajamarazzi!

It wouldn’t be a pajama party without accompanying bed-head, so come to the Balloon Race prepared to flaunt your best (or worst) hairdo. The Bed-Head competition returns in 2009 to award the best in the following categories:
• Best Kids Bed-Head (age 12 and under)
• Best Teenage Bed-Head (age 13-18)
• Best Female Bed-Head
• Best Male Bed-Head
• Best Group Bed-Head (4+ people)
• Best Corporate Bed-Head

Pre-register online or sign up during on-site registration from 5 to 8 a.m. Once finalists have been selected, the final flaunt and judging will take place on the stage at 8:30 a.m.

The World’s Largest Pajama Party is sponsored by MomsLikeMe.com and Farmers Insurance Group. For more information, log on to www.renoballoon.com or call the Balloon Race hotline at 826-1181.

Thanks to the continued support of generous sponsors, The Great Reno Balloon Race continues as a free event for its 28th year. This year’s major sponsors include Wells Fargo, Wilbur D. May Foundation, Dixie May Foundation, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Peppermill Hotel Casino, Farmers Insurance Group, Harrah’s Reno, Curves, City of Reno, Jack in the Box, Great Basin Internet Services, Communications Installation Services Inc. (C.I.S.) of Reno, News Talk 780 KOH, Bonanza Casino, Eldorado Hotel/Casino and Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority with a special thanks to our Founding Sponsors: Circus Circus, IGT, Sands Regency Casino Hotel and the University of Nevada, Reno.

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