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Two weeks left to bid on Balloon Race wedding


Love is in the Air at the 2010 Great Reno Balloon Race

3rd place photo by Trevor Diem

For the first time ever, the nation’s largest free hot-air balloon festival, The Great Reno Balloon Race, will be auctioning off a wedding package, valued at more than $50,000. The Love is in the Air Wedding will be awarded to the highest bidding couple, who will get married during the Balloon Race on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 on the graceful rolling hills of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

The current bid is $9,600, from a local couple, and bids will be accepted at www.renoballoon.com/Wedding through Saturday, June 1, 2010 at midnight (PST). All proceeds will go to the Balloon Race, a non-profit community event.

This exclusive wedding package will be provided to the lucky bride and groom by the Weddings of the West Association, and includes a hot-air balloon ride after the ceremony, wedding planner, a choice of two unique honeymoons. The package provides the bridal couple with all of the amenities necessary for a once in a life time dream wedding, including catering, photographers and videographers, florists, a wedding cake and much more.

For a full list of products and services included in the package, or to place a bid, please visit www.renoballoon.com, or call the Balloon Race hotline at (775) 826-1181.

Thanks to the continued support of generous sponsors, The Great Reno Balloon Race continues as a free event for its 29th year. This year’s major sponsors include: Wells Fargo Bank, Wilbur D. May Foundation, Silver Legacy Resort Casino,  Peppermill Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno, City of Reno, Jack in the Box, The Dixie May Foundation, Great Basin Internet Services, Communications Installation Services Inc. (C.I.S.) of Reno, News Talk 780 KOH, Bonanza Casino, Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. With a special thanks to our Founding Sponsors: Circus Circus, IGT, Sands Regency Casino Hotel, Muckel Anderson CPAs and the University of Nevada, Reno.

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