There is a project underway to make a documentary film about the history of the Iredell County balloon festivals. Christie and Charles Page are helping coordinate the project with the cinematographers. The first balloon rally held in Love Valley, NC was in 1973 therefore the scope of the film will cover 43 years. Any old photographs or oral history you can share should be directed to Christie Page. She recently sent out a questionnaire trying to get as much information as possible on the early years. One sub project is to try to collect all the tee shirts of the festivals and the only pilot whom has attended all the rallies/festivals, Don Cline, will wear them for a video montage. We are trying to assemble a complete collection of the tee shirts. The first one we have is the 8th, 1981. Please lend us your old shirts for a photo shoot. Right now we have collected 17 years. I suspect some years no shirt was printed but if we can assemble most years the theme can be incorporated into the film. Thank you for any cooperation.
Clarke Harbold, Charlotte, NC