June 12, 2013 - The Thurston Classic in Meadville kicked off with the Night Glow at Robertson Field on the campus of Allegheny College.
Seven balloons from several states, featuring crowd favorite Peanut the Elephant lifted off on schedule despite earlier rain.
Launches will continue throughout the weekend starting around 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Fly-ins will be held on Saturday and Sunday around 7:00 am.
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