Thurston Classic Takes Flight Tonight

Published 06/12 2014 04:33PM

Updated 06/12 2014 06:08PM

June 12, 2014 - The night will be a glow as a much anticipated hot air balloon event lifts off tonight.
The Thurston Classic in Meadville kicks off with “Night Glow” at Robertson Field on the campus of Allegheny College.

Eight balloons will illuminate Robertson Field, featuring the crowd favorite Pea-Nut the elephant.

Live entertainment starts this evening at 7:30 leading up to Night Glow at 9:30.

The Classic continues Friday night with a sponsor's flight and races launch Saturday and Sunday.

Launches start around 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Fly-in Races at the field on Saturday and Sunday will be around seven a.m.

All scheduled flights are weather permitting.

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